Koha is an enterprise class integrated library system. It is scalable, so you can use it for big or small libraries -whether you have a hundred or a hundred thousand books.
Modules for Everything.Koha comes equipped with modules for circulation, cataloging, copy cataloging, label printing, reports, offline circulation and much more. You pay extra for more functions. Everything is available to you in one system.
Web Based Interfaces.
Koha’s layout has been designed with mobile devices in mind. It’s web-based layout means you can access the OPAC and Staff pages on any device or operating system that has a web-browser installed. Now that’s true platform independence.
Free and Open Source.
Koha is distributed under the Free Software General Public License (GPL) version 3 or later. This means that it is free to install, download and develop if you have the technical know-how. But you don’t need to be a geek to enjoy Koha, that’s why BiblioTech is there to do it for you.
Cataloging has never been this fast. With Koha’s z3950 search module, you can import ready made MARC records from sources such as the Library of Congress, British Public Library and many more. In fact, you can also add your own z3950 targets.
Design and print your own bar-code and spine labels, as well as patron cards for your library. Its a simple process and can be done using your everyday or specialized printers.
Create and run guided and SQL reports using Koha’s report module. It’s a versatile tool with which you can generate patron, cataloging, circulation, holds, reserves, accounting, statistical and numerous other kinds of reports.
With Koha, you can send automatic notices such as overdue books, outstanding fines, available holds and account expiry notifications via email and SMS.
Inventory & StockTaking.
Inventory and stock-taking are quick and easy when using Koha. Simply scan the bar-codes of your items and Koha will compare them with the records in your system.
Search for patrons and items using keywords, item type, location and availability.
Koha is used by thousands of school, college, university, private and public libraries all over the world. It is supported and maintained by a growing community of hundreds of volunteer developers, libraries and companies across the globe. Koha is therefore constantly undergoing development and improvement by actual users of the system, which ensures that it has optimum functionality and is built to the highest standards available.