Library Automation

Zula B. Wylie Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Zula B. Wylie Public Library in Cedar Hill, Texas is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 73,000 plus records from Polaris and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at

Winfred Thompkins, Electronic Resources Coordinator-LSR Supervisor, recently commented on the migration:

We are very excited to offer this new library service to our community! Our focus is making digital access to resources simple, safe, and secure for our patrons.

The experience as a whole has been great! Bywater has been very helpful in assisting with our transition from our previous ILS system. It has been great to partner with the ByWater Solutions team!"

About Zula B. Wylie Public Library

The goal of the Zula B. Wylie Public Library is to be the third place in the community, after home or work, and a virtual resource anywhere you go. All are invited to read, learn, and have fun with us here at the library! The mission of the Zula B. Wylie Public Library is to be the community place that acts as the Door to Discovery connecting our culturally rich and diverse community to resources and services that promote lifelong learning, personal growth and development, and awareness of the arts.


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

For More Information

Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions