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Purpose: An online public access catalogue (OPAC) is an online database of all the resources and materials available in a particular library. OPAC could potentially replace the old fashioned card catalogue as a means of helping library users to find the resources which they want. The purpose of the study is to explore various aspects of the customization of Koha OPAC.
Methodology: An experimental research method has been adopted for the study to customize the OPAC. HTML, Java and CSS coding has been used as a command to customize the front view of the OPAC.
Findings: Koha OPAC is distributed into six parts namely Header, Left (Upper & Bottom) Navigation, Main User Block (The centre area of the OPAC where content will be written), Right Navigation and Footer. The technology is highly interactive for editing provision to a library professional with less experience in advanced programming skills.
Originality: The customization process enables the fellow professional to get acquainted with new features to utilize the potential of Koha, and at the same time it helps the users to find the useful open access e-resource links in one platform, they can easily search through a single click which will save the time of the users as well as they need not remember the URL for these e-resource platforms or databases.