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Matus Kmit edited this page May 27, 2019 · 70 revisions

leihs -- the equipment booking and inventory management system

leihs is a system with which universities or other organizations can manage, book, lend and procure their equipment (and software). People can place reservations/bookings on items and then pick them up at e.g. a reservation desk. The system keeps track of who has which items and gives equipment managers time to worry about other things. Besides, the leihs system features a module for budgeting procurements and supporting the procurement process of existing and new equipment.

Live demo

You can try out a live installation of leihs (the address is below). It's always pointing to the latest stable development release. If the demo happens to be down, please create an issue.

Demo data is deleted and reset every 24 hours. It may also be deleted at any time during the day as deployment to the demo server is part of our continuous testing / deployment workflow.

Below are the login details you can use. For the description of the roles see here.

Normal User

  • Username: normal_user
  • Password: password

Group Manager

  • Username: group_manager
  • Password: password

Lending Manager

  • Username: lending_manager
  • Password: password

Inventory Manager

  • Username: inventory_manager
  • Password: password

Procurement Admin User

  • Username: procurement_admin
  • Password: password

Admin User

  • Username: admin
  • Password: password

The demo installation is located at


An up-to-date, human-readable specification of all our scenarios is to be found here.

Release Notes

The list of changes made to Leihs has changed. Since version 4.5 the human readable change list is only updated here


Firefox, Chrome and Safari are the only supported browsers.


If you are having troubles with the deployment, setting up the development environment or encounter bugs, please first take a look at our existing issue list. If you can't find an answer to your problem or question, then kindly make a new issue. We will occasionally take a look at it, while we don't guarantee any particular response time from our side.

In case of our inability to support you, we encourage you or your organisation to either consider our SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) offer or find a suitable partner to support you. We at ZHdK do not feel obliged in any way to offer any kind of free support. We may or may not answer to your concerns depending on our load and other factors.

For more information about the conditions of our SaaS offer, please send an email to service.itz(at)

leihs Blog

Presently not maintained anymore, but some old useful information may be find there.

References (Who uses leihs?)

leihs is in use at several universities and organizations:


We subscribe to the Semantic Versioning approach.


leihs is Free Software, licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3.0.

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