Koha Tips and Tricks


Automatically Generate Item Information for Order Files   Recently updated !

In this Koha tutorial we will go over the new option to obtain item information from order files . This feature automatically generates items in Koha with populated information based on a 9XX field and subfield, with the addition of a new system preference MarcItemFieldsToOrder. The first thing you will […]


Blocking automatic renewals if the OPACFineNoRenewals amount is reached

In this Koha tutorial we will talk about the new enhancement in the 17.05 release that adds the ability to block auto renewals if the OPACFineNoRenewals amount is reached. If your library is using the AutoRenewal feature (in the circulation and fine rules and cronjob) and a patron owes more than the […]


Check Previous Checkouts – a new system preference with Koha 17.05

In this Koha tutorial we will show you the new system preference with the 17.05 upgrade called Checkprevcheckout.  This system preference can be set to allow and Koha will check patron’s circulation history to see if this item has been checked out in the past to this patron.   Go […]


Date Calculation for Holds Awaiting Pickup

In this koha tutorial we will walk you through the system preference for date calculations for Holds Awaiting Pickup. With the new 17.05 upgrade, there is a new system preference that will  take into consideration the library’s closed days when calculating the expiration date,Date Calculation for Holds Awaiting Pickup. For […]


Exporting records from Koha & Using MarcEdit for Modifications or Data Changes

Many libraries like to use MarcEdit for modifications or data cleanup. MARCedit is a software program downloadable for free. You can download MARCedit at: http://marcedit.reeset.net/ In this Koha tutorial we will show you the steps to export records from Koha, make changes in MARCedit and bring them back into Koha! The […]


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 […]