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Monday Minutes: Placing Multiple Holds

In this week's Monday Minutes, Kelly and Jessie discuss how a library can allow for multiple items on a single record to be placed in Koha.

Multiple Holds on a Record

There are situations in which a library would like to have the ability for staff have the ability to place multiple holds on the same title. If a library is hosting a book club, and they would like to place multiple holds, this tool will be super helpful.

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Circulation Rules

To have the ability to place multiple holds on the same record, the circulation rule for this patron/ item type combination needs to allow for multiple holds.

This column - "Holds per Record (count)" in the Circulation and Fine Rule matrix (found in Administration) would need to have a number higher than 1 for this feature to be effective. Once a library has a rule that allows Holds per Record to be greater than 1 for one or multiple rules, then when a staff member goes to place a hold, there will be a new option:

There will be a new option that will allow a value to be added for a number of holds. Once the hold has been placed, the patron will now appear in the holds list for that number of holds.

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