[Koha] Setting the calendar/due dates KOHA

Josh Westbrook joshw at wwrurallibrary.com
Sat Nov 14 10:27:03 NZDT 2009

We had a similar issue setting up our rules as we have branches that
are only open two or three days per week.  The items were checking out
for something like two months when it was a three week check out

Check out this setting in Global System Parameters:

Global System Preferences>Circulation>useDaysMode

I'm not an expert, and our system hasn't gone live yet, but we played
with this setting and the checkout times started working correctly.

Josh Westbrook
Prescott Library Mngr/District Technology Mngr
Walla Walla County Rural Library District
joshw at wwrurallibrary.com

2009/11/13 Barbara Keef <bkeef at windham.lib.me.us>:
> We are setting up our calendar and circulation parameters. We're having
> trouble figuring out how to "make it do" what we are accustomed to, but I'm
> starting to wonder if there is no way to do that...
> In our current system, we allow books to check-out for 3 weeks. We "count"
> the days that we are closed, so an item going out on Monday the 2nd would be
> due on Monday the 23rd.
> The only time an item going out on a Monday wouldn't be due on a Monday is
> if the library has a holiday on that day... in which case, we would roll the
> due date forward to the next day that we are open.
> But otherwise, patrons can usually tell when their items will be due based
> on what day of the week they came in. Does that make sense?
> As far as I can tell, that system won't work in Koha. If we tell Koha that
> items circulate for 21 days, but that we are closed on Sundays, the computer
> doesn't count the Sundays... an item going out on Monday the 2nd would be
> due on Thursday the 26th. Is that the way it works for your library?
> Thanks,
> Sally
> Windham Public LIbrary
> Windham, Maine  04062
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