Remove lost items from patron checkout list
To remove lost item from patron checkout list, go to the system preference:
MarkLostItemsAsReturned and select when it should be returned.
Item replacement cost
If you want to charge patron for a lost item, set the system preference
WhenLostChargeReplacementFee to “Charge.”
Koha will apply the replacement cost value defined in the item record.
Default replacement cost
If you prefer to charge a default replacement cost, go to:
Administration > Item type
Select the item type and add a value in “Default replacement cost.”
Then, set the system preference
useDefaultReplacementCost to “Use.”
Item lost Processing/Amnistration fees (by item types)
To charge processing / admin fees when an item is lost, go to:
Administration > Item type > select an item type category and add a value in “Processing fee (when lost)” and save.
To customize the processing fee note (message seen in the accounting when the processing fee is applied), go to:
Forgive overdue fees when an item is lost
If you do not want to charge overdue fees when an item is lost. Go to:
Administration > System preference >
select “Forgive” and save.
Automatic credit on return
To enable the automatic credit when a lost item is returned, you need to:
1) activate the “refund policy” — in the circulation rules
2) modify a system preference, called:
- Circulation rules:
- Go to Administration > Circulation and fines rules
- Scroll down and find the section called: “Default lost item fee refund on return policy” —–> (bellow the circulation rules table)
- Set the value to “Yes” (to issue automatic credit)
- system preference
Therefore, you must specify which (branch) refund rules should be applied.
A book from the library A (Home library) is transferred to the library B (holding branch/ Current location) to fill an hold request.
Which refund circulation rules should be applied?
Go to Administration > System preferences >
If a lost item is returned, select the (branch) refund rules to apply:
- Checkin library
- Item holding branch: current location
- Item home branch