Koha ILS Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Koha ILS

Web-based and open-source library automation software

4.47/5 (15 reviews)

Koha ILS overview

What is Koha ILS?

LibLime Koha is a web-based and open-source library automation software designed to help libraries of all types and sizes manage patrons, book clubs, reading groups, and other community outreach programs. Administrators can configure access permissions for staff members and update older records using matching policy rules.

LibLime Koha allows managers to add family details to patron records and suspend or reactivate holds on books. Its Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), administrative functionalities, and self-checkout interfaces are based on various programming languages including XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The system also supports patron-child relationships for library records and lets staff members reorganize the book holds queue.

LibLime Koha includes Standard Interchange Protocol (SIP2) configuration for various third-party vendors and products such as 3M, EnvisionWare, Talking Tech, Overdrive, Librarica, and more. Managers can also enable patrons to place a hold on books on a title or item level.
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Pricing

Starting from
$999/month
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Koha ILS user reviews

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Dominic D.

Nice application web application and can use also a biometric tools or rfid

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-06-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like this apps because this is a online application then installed in the Linux ubunto easy to maintain

Cons
for my past experience only the issue have encounter is to on the setup server but more less i handle it

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Masimba M.

Koha the Choice!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-30
Review Source: Capterra

I have had 8 years experience working with Koha from implementation and role-out now. The experience has been phenomenal and my staff have embraced the flexibility of the software

Pros
Koha has an excellent user interface, Can be customised to suit the peculiar needs of the institutions. You can include patron pictures in patron record creation Provides offline module and back-up of files on daily basis

Cons
Koha requires IT support for updates and maintenance

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

COHA ILS intergrates all library sections.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-05-04
Review Source: Capterra

While upgrading to electronic system, KOHA ILS enabled us to retain fundamental features that are farmiliar to members of the community library. They include author-title-subject catalogue, reservations and renewing

Pros
I helped a community library to upgrade from a physical system to an electronic one. KOJA ILS enabled us to incorporate all facets of the physical system into separate electronic modules that work together as one ILS. KOHA ILS' online public access catalogue (OPAC) serves as a platform in which patrons engage the library. Besides search for information, the community members, on their own, reserve books and suggest new Library materials to be acquired. The acquisition module, on the other hand, enables the technical service department to be efficient in selecting, evaluating, budgeting and ordering resources. COHA ILS alerts staff about arrival of new resources. Catalogue module assists catalogers to publish accurate records in a time-saving manner. KOHA ILS' is MARC compliant, the community library simply imports bibliographic information of new additions from external databases. COHA ILS' circulation module provides collaboration between readers service personnel and patrons in order to achieve an efficient, equitable and effective circulation of library resources among the community library users. Checking-in and checking-out tasks are integrated with the OPAC such that borrowers are able to identify which resources are due for return. In addition, automatic alerts remind patrons about overdue resources.

Cons
I notice that sometimes staff with appropriate access rights unscrupulously settle patrons' fines. I wish the system is tighten enough to foil such malpractices

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Frank M.

Skills and Knowledge

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-01-16
Review Source: Capterra

Its slow in open and saving files. It has an option to forgive fines that i feel is a weakness of a software. After some few minutes of loging in , it shuts user of and requires loging in again of which thats an advantage

Pros
Can easily be orientated, user friendly therefore it needs training and practise

Cons
Consistancey you can not reliay on Koha records for i have realised some users coming to complain on notices sent to them but they do not really reflect from their accounts. A customer's account indicates that he or she has an overdue items but do not charge fines

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Obvious P.

Koha ILS : a suitable software program for universities, colleges and schools

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-28
Review Source: Capterra

As Postgraduate university of Zimbabwe I find it easier to locate my study material through the use of Koha ILS OPAC (online public access catalogue). Koha also makes my research and assignments easier because i quickly get the relevant books, publications and journals. In general, I recommend library staff to use Koha ILS because it is an Integrated Library System (ILS) used to automate library jobs from, searching, inspecting or checking books in and out

Pros
The main advantages of Koha ILS are :Koha facilitates several functional necessities of a library management system. It offers the following acquisition, cataloguing, OPAC (online public access catalogue), circulation, and serial control. With rapid technological changes, Koha Integrated library management systems minimizes expenditure or costs and improve the efficiency of library facilities and functions. Koha implies computerization of the library which helps to reduce workload library staff and results in quick serving of clients and library users through the use of machine-readable cataloging. Koha ILS facilitates easy and quick access to books, journals and other publications and automation helps the library to be more flexible even when there is an increase in demand

Cons
The cons of Koha ILS are training costs because library workers must be trained to know how to use the software. Another disadvantage is that there is no offline access thus there is need for internet to access it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Koha ILS pricing

Starting from
$999/month
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Please contact LibLime directly for pricing information.

Koha ILS features

Access Controls/Permissions
Inventory Management
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