Koha Tips and Tricks


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 1

  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 […]


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 […]