Koha How-To

Monday Minutes: Automatic Checkin by Item Type

In this week's Monday Minutes, Kelly and Jessie will show you how to use a new feature called automatic check-in in Koha! Today, libraries circulate all types of unique materials that don't have typical circulation rules. This includes things like State Park Passes, Museum Passes, Seed Libraries, and more.

Bug 23207 - Allow automatic checkin/return at end of circulation period brings this enhancement in Koha adds the possibility to set an item type with automatic checkin. Rather than staff having to check the item back in manually when it's due, it will automatically check in.

Enabling Automatic Return

  1. Navigate to Administration and select Item types.
  2. Click edit in the actions column to enable the item type of choice.
  3. Scroll down to Automatic check-in:
    1. If checked, items will be automatically checked in once they've reached their due date.

Scroll to the bottom and click Save Changes.

Cron job

This action requires a cronjob to run. Please submit a ticket for ByWater Solutions to enable this cron job or if you are self-hosted run cronjob misc/cronjobs/automatic_checkin.pl