Koha Documentation

The official Koha community documentation website includes manuals and release notes for the several recent versions of Koha. The most current manual includes information about the following topics:

  • Administration, including global system preferences, basic parameters, patrons and circulation, catalog administration, and acquisitions.
  • Tools, including news, a label creator, a patron card creator, a calendar with holidays, comments and reviews, tag moderation, profiles, MARC records, patron images, a task scheduler, notices, inventory, and batch item modification and deletion.
  • Patrons, including adding a patron, adding a staff patron, changing patron permissions and information, and patron search.
  • Circulation, including checking out, renewing, checking in, distributing messages, placing holds, completing transfers, performing fast-add cataloging, tracking use, book cart locations, self checkout, and offline circulation.
  • Cataloging, including bibliographic records, item records, authorities, and cataloging guides.
  • Serials, including adding subscriptions, receiving issues, creating a routing list, claiming late serials, checking serial expiration, and renewing serials.
  • Acquisitions, including vendors, placing orders, claiming late orders, and budget and fund tracking.
  • Creating lists and carts.
  • Reports, including custom reports, statistics, and a report dictionary.
  • The OPAC, including search results, bibliographic records, lists and carts, placing holds, enhanced content, patron accounts, and purchasing suggestions.
  • Searching, including advanced searching, a guide to searching, and search indexes.
  • About Koha, including servers and Perl modules.
  • An implementation checklist, including data migration, various configurations, and going live.
  • SOPAC2 installation, including an introduction, installation, and harvesting records.
  • Cron jobs.
  • Web services.
  • Using the server.

There is also available documentation through LibLime Koha. A general manual, a manual about receipt templates, and a manual about placing holds are available for download.

The Koha Wiki also offers its own documentation page on several additional topics.