[Koha] OPAC not allowed to put a hold if a book is still a shelf

Katrin Fischer Katrin.Fischer.83 at web.de
Sat Nov 21 08:15:45 NZDT 2015

Hi Tim,

as mentioned before AllowOnShelfHolds will help some in preventing holds
on items on the shelf, but there are some limitations to it. It will not
allow holds as long as all items are available on the shelf and also
block item level holds on available items. But as soon as one item on a
record is checked out, holds are possible.

Some of the discussion around this can be found here:

Bug 6837 - When AllowOnShelfHolds is OFF then holds on records with
available items should not be possible

For finding out about holds that require action from the library, you
can check the "holds queue" and "holds to pull" reports on the
circulation module start page. You can also configure Koha to email the
library with the emailLibrarianWhenHoldIsPlaced system preference.

Hope this helps,


Am 12.11.2015 um 20:07 schrieb Tim Koop:
> Does anybody know if it is possible to not allow a patron on the OPAC site to
> put a hold on a book if there is still a book on a shelf?
> And a similar question, what if someone does that?  What if someone logs in to
> the OPAC and puts a hold a book that is not taken out?  Does the librarian get
> an email saying to go quickly snatch that book?  Or is the next person who tries
> to take this book out not allowed to?
> We would prefer to not even allow this case.  We want to just disallow it.
> Thanks
> --
> Tim
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