Lopez Island Library Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

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Lopez Island Library Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Lopez Island Library, of Lopez Island, WA. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Lopez Island Library’s 40,000 plus volumes earlier this year and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom OPAC can be viewed at

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated:

“We are thrilled to see so much open source interest in Washington State. We look forward to more and more libraries adopting Koha in this area and are thrilled to have the chance to partner with Lou and the staff of the Lopez Island Library.”

About Lopez Island Library:
The Lopez Island Library serves a population of over 2,000 residents and contains over 43,000 print and electronic records in its catalog.The library offers a wide range of products and services including:Free home delivery if sick or homebound,Return boxes at Islandale & LVM,Remote access to the catalog to place HOLDS & RENEW items. Enter library card number without spaces,Newest DVDs & books,Musical instruments,Pre-loaded eReaders, MP3 players, iPads for check out,Free document & photo scanning,Free use of meeting room,Videoconferencing,Monthly Literary Salon (3rd Tuesday, 7:00),Weekly Storytime, Wednesday 11:00, andReading programs for children & adults. 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,XHTML, 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 ByWater Solutions:
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions to support Koha not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit:/

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