Koha Tips and Tricks


Koha tutorial on Article Requests

In this Koha tutorial we will show you how to set up the Article Requests. Steps to set up Article Requests in Koha First enable your system preference for ArticleRequests. Set to Enable patrons to place article requests. Next you will need to decide how your patrons will make requests, either record […]


How Koha handles multiple holds per record   Recently updated !

The release of Koha 16.11 saw the addition of a new much anticipated feature, the ability for a given patron to place multiple holds on a particular record. This article will explain how to use the feature! Enable multiple holds per record To start with, enabling this feature is quite […]


Relationships between tables in Koha   Recently updated !

In an ongoing effort to help our partners write reports in Koha, I’d like to highlight the relationships between database tables in Koha. A review of the basics of SQL Just for review, let’s look at some elementary SQL. Let’s say that we have two tables, person and person_dates. The […]


Koha on shelf holds

How Koha handles on shelf holds

In Koha 16.11, the rules for on shelf rules have added even more flexibility! However, the changes in verbiage have lead to some confusion that. I hope we can add some clarity to the situation. For starters, the existing behaviors for on shelf hold rules have not changed. Originally, on shelf […]


Making the Last Patron who Checked Out an Item Visible in Koha

An exciting new feature in Koha 16.05 is the ability to make the last patron who checked out an item visible. To turn on this setting, just follow these steps: 1) Go to the Administration module and click on Global System Preferences. 2) Select OPAC from the left navigation. 3) […]


Batch Item Modifications in Koha 16.11

This tutorial video will show you how to do batch item modifications in Koha 16.11. Here are the steps:  From the Tools Menu Click Batch Item Modification From this screen, you can either download a barcode or item list to make edits or you can scan in the barcodes in […]


Setting Up Print Notices to Print Address Block in the Window of a #10 Windowed Envelope

Overview Many of our partner libraries want to send printed notices to borrowers who have not supplied email addresses. The most obvious solution is to print the text sent in the emails generated by overdue_notices.pl. This has some drawbacks however — there are no page breaks between notices, and the […]


OPAC Self Registration and Forgot Password Enhancements

This tutorial video will show you OPAC Self Registration and Forgot Password Enhancements in Koha 16.05. Users can now reset their password from the OPAC and change their own password from self registration! Step by Step instructions for enabling self-registered patrons to change their password in Koha. Go to Administration System […]


Youtube Streaming for Cataloging in Koha

This tutorial video will show you how to catalog youtube videos and have them stream in Koha. The new enhancement allows you to catalogue a YouTube link in 856$u and have it display in the record in the OPAC and staff client through the ‘Play media’ tab. Steps to set up YouTube Videos […]