Hauraki District Libraries – improving library management

Catalyst used Koha to help Hauraki District Libraries provide a much better service to the community via a vastly improved catalogue and website.

Hauraki District Libraries replaced their old library management system with the open source Koha LMS in 2010. Automation of many of the background jobs that make the library tick provided great efficiencies for staff over their existing repetitive and manual workflows.

Benefits for users

The new website offers full account functionality for library members. You can check items you have on loan, renew them and reserve items that you would like to borrow in the future. The enhanced catalogue also provides book jacket images, reviews from Amazon and lets you add your own reviews as well.