Koha Tips and Tricks


Searching in the OPAC by Language

Does your library have a collection of books or items that are in a foreign language?   Patrons can search for an item in your collection by language.  On the library’s OPAC under the advanced search option, there is a drop down of many languages your patron can choose from. […]


Closing out your Budget in Koha Acquisitions

The end of the fiscal year is coming! Now, how do I close out my budget in Koha? In this Koha tutorial we will walk you through closing the budget, options for moving the unspent funds and unreceived orders, and making your budget inactive. Get there: More > Administration > […]


Cover Images on the Koha OPAC – Coce Server

In this Koha tutorial we will discuss the options for using the Coce Server to display cover images. Koha users have several options when it comes to displaying cover images on the OPAC. Users can choose from OPACAmazonCoverImages, GoogleJackets, OpenLibraryCovers, which are free. Or paid services, like Baker and Taylor cover images […]


Tutorial on Tracking In House Use

In this Koha tutorial we will show you two ways to track your library’s in house use.  This video will talk about each way, using a Statistical Patron and the System Preference: Recordlocaluseonreturn. There are two ways to track in house use.  Create a Statistical Patron in your Patron Categories. Create […]


Setting Up An ILL Workflow for Your Library 1

This blog has been created to help those libraries with an Inter-Library Loan process.  This is not the only way to process a library’s ILL materials, however, it can certainly be a starting point.  Here are the steps on lending materials to other libraries: For tracking of material, you should […]


How to Set-Up and Use the Quick Add Patron Option 2

Here is a short Koha tutorial on how to set-up and use the Quick Add patron option.  Below are step by step instructions for more assistance in setting the quickaddpatron options up. Summary of the steps covered in the koha tutorial video:  PatronQuickAddFields – this is the system preference to add […]

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Setting Up Course Reserves in Koha

Here is a short Koha tutorial video on Setting Up Course Reserves in Koha.   Steps for setting up Course Reserves To enable the Course Reserve Module on Koha, go to the administrative module and under global systems – enter coursereserves.  Here you can set your preference to “Use”. A […]