Koha How-To

Using Lists in Koha

This tutorial video will cover setting up and using Lists in Koha.

On the OPAC there are two types of lists.

Public Lists are found at the top of the static bar under Lists.  These lists would be created by your local librarian made up of titles that go with a theme or possibly a best-selling list (NY Times).  A good example of a public list would be a state specific award for children’s books.  Vermont has an award called the Dorothy Canfield Fisher.  These books are for children in grades 4th-7th that are handpicked by librarians each year.

Private Lists:

  1. To create a private list, the patron must be logged into their account through the OPAC.
  2. Once logged in, search for titles that you would like to add to a list.
  3. Once you have a list of search results, you can choose to save a specific book to a list in the brief description.  Or if there are multiple books in those search results, click the box on the right on the book titles.
  4. On the left hand side bar, the option to “Save Selected Titles to” underneath this there is a drop-down menu.
  5. Choose “New List”
  6. A pop-up will appear and you will need to name your list.
  7. In your account screen on the left hand side, there is a tab labeled “Your Lists”
  8. Your lists will show you all the lists you have created and once you click on the list you desire, it will show you all the books that you have chosen for this list.
  9. From this screen, you can print the list out, send the list to a friend or download it.

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.