[Koha] Permanent loans best practices

Katrin Fischer katrin.fischer.83 at web.de
Thu Sep 8 00:24:12 NZST 2022

Hi Anke,

we usually use a hard due date far in the future as well.

I would not recommend using an incredible long loan period, as this
forces Koha to calculate for holidays and can slow things down quite a bit.

Also with all issues having the same date, you can easily identify them
as permanent loans and if you'd like to, you could replace the date with
the text "Permanent loan" in the OPAC using jQuery quite easily.

Hope this helps,


On 07.09.22 12:41, Bruns, Anke wrote:
> Hi,
> we'd like to set up the possibility of permanent loans for some borrower
> types (categories). Our idea is to set the due date to a date far in the
> future (e.g. 2099), or to 99 years.
> Is this a good solution, or does Koha provide a better one?
> Has anybody experiences or ideas to share on this topic?
> Thanks and best regards
> Anke

More information about the Koha mailing list