[Koha] A question about showing rental fees on the circulation screen

Sue McMillan sue.mcmillan at STDC.govt.nz
Fri Aug 9 11:19:42 NZST 2013

We charge rental fees and to us it is important that the fees show on the circulation screen.  If the fees do not display, staff do not remember to collect the fees.

As we have the system preferences "RentalsInNoissuesCharge" and "Issuinginprocess" turned to Don't include and Don't prevent", these unpaid rental fees do not prevent borrowers from continuing to have items issued.

We have noticed that the fees showing on the circulation screen do not included the last rental item issued.  


Susan McMillan
Cataloguing and Systems Administrator| South Taranaki District Council
105-111 Albion St, Hawera 4610 | Private Bag 902, Hawera 4640, NZ
Phone: +64 6 278 0555 | Cell: | www.southtaranaki.com 

-----Original Message-----
From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz [mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of Owen Leonard
Sent: Friday, 9 August 2013 4:20 a.m.
To: koha
Subject: [Koha] A question about showing rental fees on the circulation screen

This question is for libraries who charge rental fees based on item type. Are there any of you out there?

There is a bug with the way those rental charges are displayed and totaled:


In short, the listing of individual rental charges on the circulation page is potentially inaccurate, and the total of all rental charges shown is potentially inaccurate. Before we take any action to fix the problem I would like to know if it is really necessary to display rental charges on the checkout screen? If a patron has existing fines or charges a message is shown at the top of the screen with the total.

Those of use you charge rental fees, is it important to show rental fees on the checkout screen, or is it sufficient to see a total amount owed? Clicking through to the Fines page shows you accurate details of any outstanding fees or charges.

Please help me out with your opinion!

  -- Owen

Web Developer
Athens County Public Libraries
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