Washoe County Library System Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

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Washoe County Library System Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the US’s forefront provider of Koha ( support, announced today that Washoe County Library System of Reno, NV is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

The Library’s Koha installation went live in early January, and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them. The Washoe County Library System has a collection of over 420,000 items.

Brendan Gallagher, CEO welcomes Washoe County Library System to the ByWater family:

“I have had the pleasure of visiting the Washoe County Library System in person and meeting the staff of the library made me remember why I love working with librarians and teaching them about Koha. I’m excited to get to work more with them as partners in supporting and improving the Koha Open Source ILS.”

Nancy Keener, Systems Librarian commented on their new Koha installation:

“Washoe County Library System is very excited about joining the Koha Community. We have researched Koha and followed it’s active members for the last two years. We have already received many compliments from our patrons on our new OPAC. They can easily discover all of the resources the Library has to offer.”

About Washoe County Library System:

The Washoe County Library System is a cultural center, offering lifelong learning enrichment opportunities through access to ideas, information and the arts. The Library System has a collection of over 420,000 items. For more information about the Washoe County Library System, 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:

With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of the enterprise class open source library system, Koha. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit:

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