[Koha] Koha software based self-check

Ian Walls ian.walls at bywatersolutions.com
Thu Mar 10 09:55:41 NZDT 2011

I've got some code I need to bundle up into a patch that does Self Checkout
by login and password, instead of barcode scanning, to give the system an
added layer of security.  I've been a little swamped, and haven't released
this to Koha patches list as soon as I would have liked (it's available in
the ByWater repo at
but may need a rebase).  I'll work on rectifying that this month.


2011/3/9 Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger at foundations.edu>

> On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 2:57 PM, <chrisc at catalyst.net.nz> wrote:
>> > Is anyone out there using the Koha OPAC as a self-checkout station?  I
>> ask
>> > because I know this can be done with Evergreen (King County Library
>> System
>> > is doing it) and it makes a self-check station cost $300 instead of
>> $2000.
>> > All they did was tweak the OPAC a bit and put a scanner (or RFID reader)
>> > on
>> > a low end PC and bingo...self check.
>> >
>> > Has anyone tried that?
>> >
>> Hi Lori
>> Koha has a selfcheckout mode, which you can enable and then run Koha in
>> this way too.
> We run Koha in self-checkout mode on a workstation nearly all of the time.
> It works a trick. I have some modifications in the queue which need to be
> rebased against the current master and re-submitted which might interest you
> as well.
> http://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=5250
> Kind Regards,
> Chris
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Ian Walls
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ByWater Solutions
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ian.walls at bywatersolutions.com
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