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Three More Libraries Join NHAIS with Koha Support from ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that three more New Hampshire libraries joined NHAIS with Koha support from ByWater Solutions. We're thrilled to help bring more libraries onto the New Hampshire Automated Information System with NHAIS. Over the years, the system has grown to include more and more Koha catalogs.

You can access the three new library catalogs here:

About Effingham Public Library

In an Effingham town meeting in March, 1893, it was voted to have a town library and $30.00 was raised to start it. It is the mission of the Effingham Public Library to provide a center for the community that promotes education, leisure and creative pursuits by providing a means to access information and resources.

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About Piermont Public Library

The Piermont Public Library is affectionately nicknamed "Small Town Perfect”. Established in 1893, the library consists of thousands of books, documents and historical publications, Interlibrary Loan (ILL), and community programming, including a Summer Reading Program.

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About Whitefield Public Library

The Whitefield Public Library is a Carnegie Library in beautiful downtown Whitefield, New Hampshire. The library celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2003.

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The goal of the NHAIS Services section of the New Hampshire State Library is to maintain the New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog (NHU-PAC) so that it accurately and completely reflects the holdings of New Hampshire's libraries and serves as a useful tool for cataloging and interlibrary loan.


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

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Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions