Koha Tips and Tricks


Customizing the More Searches Menu on the OPAC in Koha

Here is a short tutorial video about how to customize the More Searches Menu on the OPAC in Koha.  There are also step by step instructions on how to do this below. Here are some step by step instructions for adding  a new search: On the OPAC side of Koha, […]


How to Limit Purchase Suggestions in Koha

Koha Tutorial – Purchase Suggestions One of the new enhancements in the 16.11 version of Koha is the system preference MaxOpenSuggestions. This system preference allows you to limit the number of open purchase suggestions a patron can have. This koha tutorial walks you through how to configure this system preference […]


Creating a Report to include all Branches

Here is a short video with a tip on creating a report in Koha to include all the branches of your library. Steps: Create a new authorized category for BRANCH. You can create any named category here, just as long as you know what it is for.  Authorized values are […]


How to Attach a File to MARC Records in Koha Cataloging

This tutorial will cover using the upload.pl plugin to attach files to MARC records in Koha Cataloging. MARC Bibliographic Framework To enable the functionality,  you will want to add the upload.pl plugin to the 856$u subfield in one (or multiple) of your MARC frameworks. From the staff client walk through […]


How to Change the Material Type in Koha

  We’ve been getting a few questions lately about where the material type in Koha comes from, so I wanted to write a short blog post explaining how the material type is created. In the screenshot above you can see that the material type of this eBook is listed as […]


PayPal Set up in the Business Portal for Koha Integration

This new feature will allow you to accept credit card payments via the OPAC for fines via PayPal. Once you have completed testing your PayPal set up in the Koha Sandbox, you can now proceed to the Production Mode. For additional steps setting up the sandbox mode, please see our post […]


Learn more about the Koha Calendar Features in the Staff Client

This blog post will cover 3 different features within the Koha Calendar and Staff Client! Adding Google Calendar to Staff Client Did you know that you could add your library’s Google Calendar to the Staff Client in the News Feature?  If you library has a shared Google calendar for the […]


How to Charge a Replacement Fee for Damaged Items in Koha

Currently, if you set an item’s Damaged status in Koha, it won’t charge the patron a replacement fee. With this workaround, we’ll show you how you can mark an item as damaged so that Koha automatically charges the patron the replacement fee for the item. Koha tutorial on How to […]


Purchase Suggestions in the OPAC

Koha offers a great feature for your library to allow patrons to make purchase suggestions via the OPAC.  There are a few tools that you can use in conjunction with this feature that will help your library.   Koha Purchase Suggestions To allow your patrons to make  Purchase Suggestions: Go […]