[Koha] Koha and fees

Katrin Fischer Katrin.Fischer.83 at web.de
Mon Apr 6 09:44:42 NZST 2015

Hi Tim,

I think the easiest way might be to specify the due date at the end of
the day to be at a specific time the next day. This way no fines would
be generated as the item won't get overdue (unless the patron is still

If you can't see the option to specify the due date during checkout,
check that the system preference SpecifyDueDate is set to 'allow' in
your installation.

Hope this helps,


Am 01.04.2015 um 08:44 schrieb Tim Young:
> Hi,
> I am helping some people set up Koha.  I am not very familiar with it,
> and I thought a quick email might save me a lot of head-scratching...
> We have a bunch of research books which are set up to be of type
> "short-term loan".  We have a rule where they are checked out for 2
> hours, and start to get fined for every hour after those two hours.
> At the end of the day, however, we are OK with students checking these
> books out overnight and returning them first thing in the morning.  The
> problem is that they have ammassed a lot of fines by then, since they
> are long past their due-time.
> Is there a way for us to either have time-based rules, or select between
> two different rule-sets at checkout?  Or is there some other approach
> that we can use so that we can set up a policy of that nature?
>     - Tim Young
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