Library Automation

Euless Public Library Goes Live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater Support

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Euless Public Library in Texas is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater migrated over 77,000 bib records and 87,000 item records.

The customized OPAC for the library can be seen here:

Sherry Knight, Director of Library Services at Euless Public Library, recently commented:

Euless Public Library is very pleased to have worked with ByWater Solutions to implement both the Koha Integrated Library System and the Aspen Discovery layer. After looking at the many options on the market, we felt that Koha and Aspen was the most cost-effective product combination with the best functionality we needed to best serve our community. ByWater Solutions staff made the transition and implementation process smooth and were wonderful to work with. We’re excited about the possibility of collaborating with the Koha community to continually improve these open source products."

About the Euless Public Library

The recently remodeled Mary Lib Saleh Euless Public Library features a new teen room, a lounge, reading nooks, meeting rooms, a conference room and five study rooms that can be reserved. There are also plenty of extra outlets for visitors to plug in their devices and new self-service options.

The new children’s area has dedicated literacy classrooms, learning toys and computers. In addition, the library has a national Family Place Library distinction, which means it provides support and opportunities for families to ensure all children enter school ready and able to learn. Family Place Libraries build on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in a young child’s growth and development.

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About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit

About Koha

Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management, and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS, and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit

About Aspen Discovery

Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with eContent and other third-party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives, and enrichment from all major third-party providers. It also improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (record grouping), and much more. With included features like web builder and mobile app (Aspen LiDA), Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems, with less impact on library budgets.

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Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions