Library management - Koha

Koha Library Management Software is a flexible, scalable long-term open source solution for libraries of all types and sizes. Catalyst's specialist Koha team work with libraries to deliver the best possible services
to their users and meet their needs long into the future.


About Koha

Koha was first developed in New Zealand, and is now used in 15,000+ libraries around the world. Libraries can contribute to Koha and benefit from the contributions made by others around the world.

Koha is a purpose-built, web-based library management system. A web browser is the only requirement for library members and staff to access and administrate Koha.

By supporting open interoperability with other systems, Koha provides a single platform for multiple content services to library users. Libraries can choose to use the content management facility within Koha, or integrate with their full website, document repository, or any other online services the library may wish to bring together.

The public interfaces of Koha offer a responsive “mobile friendly” design.

Being open source, there are no “per-seat” licensing fees with Koha. Koha libraries spend their budgets on system support and future service improvements. Koha libraries can collaborate with each other, formally or informally, on our infrastructure or their own. Ideas from the community of Koha users steer the work of the Koha developer community.


Working with Catalyst

Catalyst provide end-to-end services and support including:

  • Implementation

  • Training

  • Consultancy

  • Integration with other library software

  • Development

  • Ongoing maintenance and support for Koha, either hosted in the Catalyst Cloud, or your organisation's infrastructure.

In 2013 South Taranaki began sharing services with Stratford District Council. The merger, performed by Catalyst, was seamless for both Districts. The ability to easily change processes and adapt to new technology gives us the ability to face the future with confidence.

Lynne Walker

Manager, Libraries and Cultural Services, South Taranaki District Council.