Simple Library Management System in PHP using MySQL

By | October 20, 2019

This project is the prototype of a Simple Library Management System. Librarian has a provision to add book details like ISBN number, book title, author name, edition and publication details through the web page. In addition to this, the librarian or any user has a provision to search for the available books in the library by the book name. If book details are present in the database, the search details are displayed on the web page.

This application is partitioned into 5 different files.

    1. To enter book details through an HTML web page – EnterBooks.php
    2. To insert book details into the database – InsertBooks.php
    3. HTML web page to enter book name to be searched – SearchBooks.php
    4. PHP web page to display search results – DisplayBooks.php
    5. Database connection details – DBConnection.php
 
EnterBooks.php
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<body bgcolor="87ceeb">
	<center><h2>Simple Library Management System</h2></center>
	<!--Once the form is submitted, all the form data is forwarded to InsertBooks.php -->
	<form action="InsertBooks.php" method="post">

		<table border="2" align="center" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5">
			<tr>
			<td> Enter ISBN :</td>
			<td> <input type="text" name="isbn" size="48"> </td>
			</tr>
			<tr>
			<td> Enter Title :</td>
			<td> <input type="text" name="title" size="48"> </td>
			</tr>
			<tr>
			<td> Enter Author :</td>
			<td> <input type="text" name="author" size="48"> </td>
			</tr>
			<tr>
			<td> Enter Edition :</td>
			<td> <input type="text" name="edition" size="48"> </td>
			</tr>
			<tr>
			<td> Enter Publication: </td>
			<td> <input type="text" name="publication" size="48"> </td>
			</tr>
			<tr>
			<td></td>
			<td>
			<input type="submit" value="submit">
			<input type="reset" value="Reset">
			</td>
			</tr>
		</table>
	</form>
</body>
</html>

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InsertBooks.php

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<body bgcolor="87ceeb">
	<center><h2>Simple Library Management System</h2></center>
	<br>

	<?php
		include("DBConnection.php");

		$isbn=$_POST["isbn"];
		$title=$_POST["title"];
		$author=$_POST["author"];
		$edition=$_POST["edition"];
		$publication=$_POST["publication"];

		$query = "insert into book_info(isbn,title,author,edition,publication) values('$isbn','$title','$author','$edition','$publication')"; //Insert query to add book details into the book_info table
		$result = mysqli_query($db,$query);
	?>
	<h3> Book information is inserted successfully </h3>

	<a href="SearchBooks.php"> To search for the Book information click here </a>

</body>
</html>

SearchBooks.php

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
	<body bgcolor="87ceeb">
	<center><h2>Simple Library Management System</h2></center>
	<form action = "DisplayBooks.php" method="get">
		<center>Enter the title of the book to be searched :
		<input type="text" name="search" size="48">
		<br></br>
		<input type="submit" value="submit">
		<input type="reset" value="Reset">
		</center>
		<br>
		</form>
	</body>
</html>
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DisplayBooks.php

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
	<body bgcolor="87ceeb">
	<center><h2>Simple Library Management System</h2></center>
	<br>

	<?php
	include("DBConnection.php");

	$search = $_REQUEST["search"];

	$query = "select ISBN,Title,Author,Edition,Publication from book_info where title like '%$search%'"; //search with a book name in the table book_info
	$result = mysqli_query($db,$query);

	if(mysqli_num_rows($result)>0)if(mysqli_num_rows($result)>0)

	{
	?>

	<table border="2" align="center" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5">
		<tr>
			<th> ISBN </th>
			<th> Title </th>
			<th> Author </th>
			<th> Edition </th>
			<th> Publication </th>
		</tr>

		<?php while($row = mysqli_fetch_assoc($result))
		{
		?>
		<tr>
			<td><?php echo $row["ISBN"];?> </td>
			<td><?php echo $row["Title"];?> </td>
			<td><?php echo $row["Author"];?> </td>
			<td><?php echo $row["Edition"];?> </td>
			<td><?php echo $row["Publication"];?> </td>
		</tr>
		<?php
		}
		}
		else
		echo "<center>No books found in the library by the name $search </center>" ;
		?>	
	</table>
	</body>
</html>
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DBConnection.php

We are making use of MySQL database server in this application. The URL format and driver name going to be different for different database servers.
<?php
//Establishing connection with the database
define('DB_SERVER', 'localhost:3306');
define('DB_USERNAME', 'root');
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'root123');
define('DB_DATABASE', 'books'); //where books is the database name
$db = mysqli_connect(DB_SERVER,DB_USERNAME,DB_PASSWORD,DB_DATABASE);
?>
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How to execute this program?

  1. Copy all PHP files to a PHP server. You can use wampserver software which provides an integrated environment to run PHP files along with MySQL database support.
  2. Next, open this PHP file on the browser via localhost URL. for example http://localhost/EnterBooks.php to insert the book records.
  3. Similarly, do it for http://localhost/SearchBooks.php to search for the book records.
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67 thoughts on “Simple Library Management System in PHP using MySQL

  1. blankChaitali

    how should I connect to database using oracle 10g username and password?

    Reply
  2. blankasad ali

    sir i’m having an issue on insert page
    Warning: mysqli_query() expects at least 2 parameters, 1 given in C:\xampp\htdocs\lib\insertbooks.php on line 17
    this is the error
    please help

    Reply
    1. blankRavi Bandakkanavar Post author

      Hi,

      I believe it is getting failed at insert query. Please check your database connection and the book_info table structure.

      Reply
  3. blankTeju

    how to create db ?
    can i create it using oracle(run sql) software

    Reply
  4. blankTeju

    can i use xampp and can store my db in phpmyadmin is it possible or not please answer me

    Reply
  5. blankSaud

    Notice:Undefined varialbe:Search on Displaybook.php
    Please can u help me

    Reply

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