TCB::Loan is a DBIx::Frame object written to track group equipment loans at the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group at UIUC. It provides administrative and user web interfaces for checking equipment in and out, as well as scripts to sent out periodic reminder messages regarding what is on loan to the affected users. This is actually a fairly basic function of research groups, but doesn't have a standard software package.

Specific tables are described in the following modules:

  • TCB::System::Loan - loan table

Full documentation is provided within the source code.


You must have the following modules installed: You will also need a running database (mysql is the only one tested), and permission to either use the existing contents or create new ones.


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Required packages:


UIUC Open Source License