Koha Tips and Tricks


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   Recently updated !

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 […]


Relative’s Checkouts Koha OPAC   Recently updated !

This tutorial video will show you a few new enhancements including setting up visibility of relative’s checkouts in the Koha OPAC. There are 2 new system preferences that tie into this option, AllowStaffToSetCheckoutsVisibilityForGuarantor and AllowPatronToSetCheckoutsVisibilityForGuarantor. Now you have the option to allow your patrons to view their relative’s checkouts in the OPAC.     […]


Multi item Holds in Koha

This tutorial video will show you a new enhancement for multi item holds in the OPAC and staff client in Koha 16.11. In 16.05 and earlier releases, Koha only allows one hold to be placed on a given bib per patron, even it the record has multiple items. This new enhancement gives Koha the ability […]


Message Transport Type for Print Slips

In version 3.161, Koha added ‘Message Transport Types’ to notices and slips. Prior to that release, there had been separate notices for email, phone and print notices. By and large, this is a definite improvement, but there was one thing that’s inconsistent, and I’ve been getting questions about it, particularly […]


PayPal Payments in Koha

This tutorial video will show you a few new enhancements including PayPal Payments in the OPAC and set up your preferences in the staff client in Koha 16.05.  This new feature will allow you to accept credit card payments via the OPAC for fines via PayPal. You will need to set up your […]


Non Public Item Notes in Koha

Item level Non-public notes — They’re great for storing all the notes that we need in libraries and not displaying them in the OPAC.   Usually the notes consist of acquisitions information, vendor data, or damage information related to the item.   The non-public note is imported into Koha using the 952$x […]

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Self Checkout

Setting up the Self Checkout Feature in Koha

Koha comes with a very basic Self Checkout module. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of setting up the Koha Self Checkout Module. The first thing you will want to enable is the WebBasedSelfCheck preference. Set this to ‘Enable.’ To use this module you have to log in […]


Town Hall Webinar on Macros

Please join the ByWater team on Thursday, November 17th for a Town Hall Webinar on Macros in the Advanced Cataloging Editor. Come find out more about Macros in the Advanced Cataloging Module in Koha with Technical Services Librarian Heather Hernandez from the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Research Center. […]