Koha Tips and Tricks


How to Charge a Replacement Fee for Damaged Items in Koha   Recently updated !

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   Recently updated !

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 […]


Koha tutorial on setting up Serials Subscriptions

In this Koha tutorial video we will show you how to set up Serial Subscriptions in Koha. To learn all about Koha 16.11 view the other videos in this series and make sure to review the manual and the release notes. Here are some step by step instructions for this tutorial: When creating a subscription, you must have […]


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Koha tutorial on Refunding Lost Item Fee on Return by Branch

This Koha tutorial will show you how to control the return lost item refund fee in multiple branches. When an item is marked lost in Koha the system charges the patron the replacement fee for the item. This preference lets you control how Koha handles returns of these items. This new […]


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

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

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 […]


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 […]

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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) […]