Disabling Holds in Koha

As a library patron I love the idea of being able to place holds, but some libraries don’t have the resources to handle holds and want to disable holds in Koha. This video tutorial will walk you through disabling holds in Koha 3.2 and later.

As always, if you have an idea for a video, please just let me know and I’ll add it to my list of things to record.


  1. Nicole-
    Loving the videos! Can I block holds on one branch in a system of 30 libraries? The other 29 allow holds. I tried the process you explain…not working like I think it should. Is there a pref I am missing?
    Thanks for any help you can give.

  2. Sure you can. At the top of the circulation and fine rules page it lets you choose what branch you’re setting the rules for, so choose that one branch and the disable holds on all item types for that branch.


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