Koha features

Koha Features

  • Fully open source
  • Web based interfaces
  • Library standards compliant
  • no vendor lock-in



1. Open-source software – Koha is open source, this means that Koha comes with complete source code, making it legally possible to modify the code to suit your requirements. Also all modules are accessible to you, whether you start by implementing them now or at a later date.
2. Customizable Web-based OPAC – no need to install any programme on client computers since virtually every computer has a browser installed.
3. Customizable Web-based circulation system (issues, returns, transfers)
4. Full MARC support (MARC21 and UNIMARC)
5. Transfers between library branches – Koha can manage a multi branch library
6. Z39.50 server
7. Online reservations
8. Borrower history (optional)
9. Customizable search – you choose which fields you want on your search forms when you set it up. So you can have different entry points to your biblio records. E.g. Title, Author, Subject etc
10. Full acquisitions – including orders from vendors; budgets and pricing information
11. Simple acquisitions – for the smaller library
12. Serials Module
13. Dewey, LOC and other non-Dewey categorizations
14. Virtual Shelves
15. Multi-language OPAC Support – You may have your users choose the language for the display in the OPAC
16. Borrower purchase suggestions support – Your borrowers can suggest books they want the Library to acquire
17. Barcode printing & Barcode Reader – For easy operation of circulation tasks

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