The VOKAL shared Koha ILS went live in 2010 and since then has grown to 64 member libraries from around the state. Because of the rapid growth and being a volunteer run consortium, we voted to take a break from the work of new migrations to focus our energy on refining the VOKAL system and offering more training to our current members. We look forward to enhancing the strong community we have built with the wonderful member libraries.

If your library is interested in the VOKAL consortium, please fill out the form linked below and we will contact you if we open up membership in the future. Future members are given consideration if they are joining to become a member of Homecard/Onecard and have a member library willing to sponsore them. Sponsoring means that library will provide training and support during the onboarding process. 

VOKAL Interest Form

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What is VOKAL?
VOKAL is the Vermont Organization of Koha Automated Libraries, a project of the Green Mountain Library Consortium.

In the Fall of 2007, several Follett automated libraries decided to not make the upgrade to the company's new product, but to investigate open source ILS options. After reviewing the major open source ILS offering available, including Evergreen. the original committee chose to implement Koha. Koha was more stable and better supported than the other smaller-scale ILSs, and the committee felt Koha was would scale up more easily than Evergreen was able to be scaled down.Koha has a rich international network of programmers, coders and users that provide a great deal of development and support for free, in the tradition of open source. Koha would work for the smallest library in Vermont right up to the largest. Koha is scalable to a degree that it is able to function as a statewide unionized ILS.

From 2008-2009, several libraries migrated to Koha on standalone servers with positive results. In August 2010 the reins were handed over to the newly formed Implementation Team: Richard Pritsky (Hinesburg), Kim Peine (Williston), Wendy Hysko (Essex Junction) and Amy Boisvert (Jericho). Koha version 3.2 was released, the first version designed for consortium use. The number of libraries wanting to be a part of VOKAL had grown to 13 and this group decided to move to a hosted consortium version. The group chose Bywater Solutions at their hosting and support partner. In September 2010, the Brownell Library in Essex Junction became the first VOKAL member library to migrate onto the hosted system. Marlboro Elementary School migrated in October 2010, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library in Williston in November 2010 and Jericho Town Library in January 2011 bringing the very first library consortium in the state of Vermont live!

The libraries below are members of the Vermont Organization of Koha Automated Libraries (VOKAL).

Library Name Address City Website
Arvin A. Brown Library 88 Main St. Richford
Baldwin Memorial Library 33 Main Street North Wells River
Bent Northrop Memorial Library 164 Park St. Fairfield
Blake Memorial Library 676 Village Road Corinth
Bradford Public Library 21 S. Main Street Bradford
Brown Public Library 93 South Main Street Northfield
Brownell Library 6 Lincoln Street Essex Junction
Burnham Memorial Library 898 Main St. Colchester
Calef Memorial Library 2964 VT Rte 110 Washington
Carpenter-Carse Library 69 Ballards Corner Rd. Hinesburg
Charlotte Library 115 Ferry Road Charlotte
Chelsea Public Library P.O. Box 67 Chelsea
Dorothy Alling Memorial Library 21 Library Lane Williston
Enosburgh Public Library 241 Main Street Enosburg Falls
Essex Free Library 1 Browns River Rd Essex Junction
Fair Haven Free Library 107 North Main Street Fair Haven
Fairlee Public Library 221 Route 5N Fairlee
Gilbert Hart Library 14 South Main Street Wallingford
Groton Free Public Library 1304 Scott Highway Groton
Hartford Public Library 1587 Maple Street Hartford
Hartland Public Library 153 Route 5 Hartland
Haston Library 5167 Main Street Haston
Highgate Public Library 17 Mill Hill Highgate
Huntington Public Library 2156 Main Rd. Huntington
Ilsley Public Library 75 Main St. Middlebury
Jericho Town Library 7 Jericho Center Cir Jericho,
Johnson Public Library 7 Library Drive Johnson
Joslin Memorial Library 4391 Main St. Waitsfield
Lanpher Memorial Library 141 Main St. Hyde Park
Lawrence Memorial Library 40 North Street Bristol
Maclure Library 840 Arch St Pittsford
Marlboro Elementary School Library 2669 Route 9 Marlboro
Milton Public Library 39 Bombardier Road Milton
Montgomery Town Library 86 Mountain Road Montgomery
Moretown Memorial Library 897 Route 100B Moretown
New Haven 78 North Street New Haven
Norwich Public Library 368 Main St. Norwich
Pawlet Public Library 141 School St. Pawlet
Pierson Library 5376 Shelburne Road Shelburne
QW Libraries - Quechee 1957 Quechee Main Street Quechee
QW Libraries - Wilder 78 Norwich Ave Wilder
Richmond Free Library P.O. Box 997 Richmond
Rockingham Free Public Library 65 Westminster St Bellows Falls
Roxbury Free Library PO Box 95 Roxbury
St. Albans Free Library 11 Maiden Lane St. Albans
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum 1171 Main Street St. Johnsbury
Stowe Free Library 90 Pond Road Stowe
Tenney Memorial Library 4886 Main St South Newbury
Tunbridge Public Library Route 110 Tunbridge
United Church Library Warren Public Library Warren
Varnum Memorial Library 194 Main Street Jeffersonville
Vernon Free Library 567 Governor Hunt Road Vernon
Warren Public Library P.O. Box 287 Warren
Weathersfield Proctor Library 5181 Rte 5 North Ascutney
West Hartford Library 5133 Route 14 West Hartford
Westford Public Library 1717 Route 128 Westford
Windsor Public Library 43 State St. Windsor
Worthen Public Library   South Hero

The libraries below belong to the Green Mountain Library Consortium (GMLC).

 Library  Town Website
A.A Brown Public Library Richford
Abbott Memorial Library South Pomfret
Ainsworth Public Library Williamstown
Alburg Public Lobrary Alburg
Aldrich Public Library Barre
Alice M. Ward Memorial Library Canaan
Baldwin Memorial Library Wells River
Barnet School Barnet
Barton Public Library Barton
Baxter Memorial Library Sharon
Bennington Free Library Bennington
Bent Northrop Memorial Library Fairfield
Bethel Elementary School Library Bethel
Bixby Memorial Library Vergennes
Blake Memorial Library East Corinth
Bradford Public Library Bradford
Brandon Free Public Library Brandon
Brookfield Free Public Library Brookfield
Brooks Memorial Library Brattleboro
Brown Public Library Northfield
Brownell Library Essex Junction
Burnham Memorial Library Colchester
Butterfield Public Library Westminster
Cabot Public Library Cabot
Calef Memorial Library Washington
Carpenter-Carse Library Hinesburg
Castleton Free Library Castleton
Cavendish Fletcher Community Library Proctorsville
Champlain Valley Union High School Hinesburg
Charlotte Library Charlotte
Chelsea Public Library Chelsea
Chittenden Public Library Chittenden
Cobleigh Public Library Lyndonville
Cornwall Free Public Library Cornwall
Craftsbury Academy Library Craftsbury Common
Cutler Memorial Library Plainfield
Dailey Memorial Library Derby
Danville School Danville
Davies Memorial Library Waterford
Deborah Rawson Memorial Library Jericho
Dorothy Alling Memorial Library Williston
Dorset Library Dorset
Enosburg Falls Middle & High Shcool Enosburg Falls
Enosburg Public Library Enosburg
Essex Free Library Essex
Fair Haven Free Library Fair Haven
Fairfax Community Library Fairfax
Fairlee Public Library Fairlee
Fletcher Free Library Burlington
Fletcher Memorial Library Ludlow
Flood Brook Union High School Londonderry
Folsom Educational Center South Hero
Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile Franklin County
Georgia Public Library Georgia
Gilbert Hart Library Wallingford
Glee Merritt Kelley Community Library Wolcott
Glover Library Glover
Goddard College Plainfield
Grafton Public Library Grafton
Grand Isle Free Library Grand Isle
Groton Free Public Library Groton
H.F. Brigham Library Bakersfield
Hancock Free Library Hancock  No website
Hartford Library Hartford
Hartland Public Library Hartland
Haskell Free Library Derby Line
Haston Library Franklin
Highgate Public Library Highgate Center
Huntington Public Library Huntington
Ilsley Public Library Middlebury
Island Pond Public Library Island Pond
Isle La Motte Free Public Library Isle La Motte
Jaquith Public Library Marshfield
Jericho Town Library Jericho
Jeudevine Memorial Library Hardwick
John G. McCullough Free Library N. Bennington
Johnson Public Library Johnson
Joslin Memorial Library Waitsfield
Jones Memorial Library Orleans
Kellogg-Hubbard Library Montpelier
Kimball Public Library Randolph
Lanpher Memorial Library Hyde Park
Latham Library Thetford
Lawrence Memorial Library Bristol
Lebanon Public Libary Lebannon, NH
Lincoln Library Lincoln
Long Trail School Library Dorset
Maclure Library Pittsford
Mark Skinner Library Manchester Village
Martha Canfield Library Arlington
Middletown Springs Public Library Middletown Springs
Milton Jr/Sr High School Library Milton
Milton Public Library Milton
Monkton Central School Monkton
Montgomery Town Library Montgomery
Moore Free Library Newfane
Moretown Memorial Library Moretown
Morrill Memorial and Harris Library Strafford
Morristown Centennial Library Morrisville
Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School Library Bristol
New Haven Community Library New Haven
Norman Williams Library Woodstock
North Hero Public Library North Hero
Norwich Public Library Norwich
Orwell Free Library Orwell
Pawlet Public Library Pawlet
Peacham Public Library Peacham
Pierson Library Shelburne
Platt Memorial Library Shoreham
Pope Memorial Library Danville
Poultney Public Library Poultney
Proctor Jr./Sr. High School Library Proctor
Putney Public Library Putney
Putney School Library Putney
Quechee Library Quechee
Reading Public Library Reading
Richmond Free Library Richmond
Rochester School Rochester
Rockingham Free Public Library Rockingham
Roger Clark Memorial Library Pittsfield
Roxbury Free Public Library Roxbury
Royalton Memorial Library South Royalton
Russell Memorial Library Monkton
Rutland Free Library Rutland
Salisbury Public Library Salisbury
Sherburne Memorial Library Killington
Shrewsbury Library Cuttingsville
Solomon Wright Public Library Pownal
South Burlington Community Library South Burlington
South Burlington High School Library South Burlington
South Hero Community Library South Hero
South Londonderry Free Library S. Londonderry
Spaulding High School Library Barre
Springfield Public Library Springfield
St. Albans Free Library St. Albans
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum St. Johnsbury
Starksboro Public Library Straksboro
Stowe Free Library Stowe
Swanton Public Library Swanton
Tenney Memorial Library Newbury
Townshend Public Library Townshend
Tunbridge Public Library Tunbridge
Twin Valley High School Wilmington
Varnum Memorial Library Jeffersonville
Vernon Free Library Vernon
Warren Public Library Warren
Waterford School Library Waterford  No website
Waterville Library Waterville
Weathersfield Proctor Library Ascutney
West Hartford Library West Hartford
West Rutland Free Library West Rutland
Westford Public Library Westford
Whitcomb Jr./Sr. High School Library Bethel
Whiting Library Chester
Whitingham Free Public Library Jacksonville
Wilder Memorial Library Weston
Williamstown Middle/High School Williamstown
Windsor Public Library Windsor
Winooski Public Library Winooski