The VOKAL Executive Committee decided in February 2013 that new members would not be added for the foreseeable future. The VOKAL shared Koha ILS went live in 2010 and since then has grown to 58 member libraries from around the state. Because of the rapid growth and being a volunteer run consortium with no state assistance, 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. We encourage you to seek other ILS alternatives at this time.

VOKAL Interest Form

Thank you for your interest!

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

Background
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 http://arvinabrown.wordpress.com/
Baldwin Memorial Library 33 Main Street North Wells River https://baldwinmemoriallibrary.wordpress.com/
Bent Northrop Memorial Library 164 Park St. Fairfield http://bentnorthrop.org
Blake Memorial Library 676 Village Road Corinth http://blakememorial.org
Bradford Public Library 21 S. Main Street Bradford http://bradfordvtlibrary.org/
Brown Public Library 93 South Main Street Northfield http://www.brownpubliclibrary.org/
Brownell Library 6 Lincoln Street Essex Junction http://www.brownelllibrary.org
Burnham Memorial Library 898 Main St. Colchester http://www.colchestervt.gov/Library/
Calef Memorial Library 2964 VT Rte 110 Washington http://caleflibrary.wordpress.com/
Carpenter-Carse Library 69 Ballards Corner Rd. Hinesburg http://www.carpentercarse.org
Charlotte Library 115 Ferry Road Charlotte http://www.charlottepubliclibrary.org
Chelsea Public Library P.O. Box 67 Chelsea http://chelsealibrary.com/
Dorothy Alling Memorial Library 21 Library Lane Williston http://www.williston.lib.vt.us
Enosburgh Public Library 241 Main Street Enosburg Falls http://enosburghlibrary.net/
Essex Free Library 1 Browns River Rd Essex Junction http://www.essex.org
Fair Haven Free Library 107 North Main Street Fair Haven http://fairhavenfree.org/
Fairlee Public Library 221 Route 5N Fairlee http://www.fairleelibrary.com
Gilbert Hart Library 14 South Main Street Wallingford http://ghlib.wordpress.com/
Groton Free Public Library 1304 Scott Highway Groton http://grotonlibraryvt.org/
Hartford Public Library 1587 Maple Street Hartford http://www.hartfordvtlibrary.org
Hartland Public Library 153 Route 5 Hartland http://www.hartlandlibraryvt.org/
Haston Library 5167 Main Street Haston http://hastonlibraryvt.org
Highgate Public Library 17 Mill Hill Highgate http://www.highgatelibrary.wordpress.com
Huntington Public Library 2156 Main Rd. Huntington http://huntingtonpubliclibrary.org
Ilsley Public Library 75 Main St. Middlebury http://www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org
Jericho Town Library 7 Jericho Center Cir Jericho, http://www.jerichotownlibraryvt.org/
Johnson Public Library 7 Library Drive Johnson https://johnsonpubliclibrary.wordpress.com/
Joslin Memorial Library 4391 Main St. Waitsfield http://www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com
Lanpher Memorial Library 141 Main St. Hyde Park http://www.lanpherlibrary.org/
Lawrence Memorial Library 40 North Street Bristol http://www.lawrencelibrary.net
Maclure Library 840 Arch St Pittsford http://www.maclurelibrary.org/
Marlboro Elementary School Library 2669 Route 9 Marlboro http://marlboroschool.net/library
Milton Public Library 39 Bombardier Road Milton http://www.miltonlibraryvt.org
Montgomery Town Library 86 Mountain Road Montgomery https://mtlvermont.wordpress.com/
Moretown Memorial Library 897 Route 100B Moretown http://www.moretownvt.org/moretown-library/
New Haven 78 North Street New Haven http://www.nhcl.org/
Norwich Public Library 368 Main St. Norwich http://www.norwichlibrary.org/
Pawlet Public Library 141 School St. Pawlet https://pawletpubliclibrary.wordpress.com/
Pierson Library 5376 Shelburne Road Shelburne http://www.piersonlibrary.org/
QW Libraries - Quechee 1957 Quechee Main Street Quechee http://www.quecheelibrary.org
QW Libraries - Wilder 78 Norwich Ave Wilder http://www.quecheelibrary.org
Richmond Free Library P.O. Box 997 Richmond http://www.richmondfreelibraryvt.org/
Rockingham Free Public Library 65 Westminster St Bellows Falls http://rockinghamlibrary.org/
Roxbury Free Library PO Box 95 Roxbury http://roxburyfreelibrary.com
St. Albans Free Library 11 Maiden Lane St. Albans http://www.stalbansfreelibrary.org/
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum 1171 Main Street St. Johnsbury http://www.stjathenaeum.org/
Stowe Free Library 90 Pond Road Stowe http://stowelibrary.org
Tenney Memorial Library 4886 Main St South Newbury http://tenneymemoriallibrary.org/
Tunbridge Public Library Route 110 Tunbridge http://www.tunbridgelibrary.org/
United Church Library Warren Public Library Warren http://www.warrenlibrary.com
Varnum Memorial Library 194 Main Street Jeffersonville http://thevarnum.org/
Vernon Free Library 567 Governor Hunt Road Vernon http://www.vernonfreelibrary.org/vernon/
Warren Public Library P.O. Box 287 Warren http://www.warrenlibrary.com
Weathersfield Proctor Library 5181 Rte 5 North Ascutney http://www.weathersfieldproctorlibrary.org/
West Hartford Library 5133 Route 14 West Hartford https://westhartfordlibraryvt.wordpress.com/
Westford Public Library 1717 Route 128 Westford http://www.westfordpubliclibrary.org
Windsor Public Library 43 State St. Windsor http://www.windsorlibrary.org
Worthen Public Library   South Hero https://southherolibrary.org/

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

 Library  Town Website
A.A Brown Public Library Richford  http://aabrown.org/
Abbott Memorial Library South Pomfret  http://abbottmemoriallibrary.org/
Ainsworth Public Library Williamstown https://ainworthpubliclibrary.org/
Alburg Public Lobrary Alburg http://www.alburghpl.org/
Aldrich Public Library Barre  http://www.aldrichpubliclibrary.org/
Alice M. Ward Memorial Library Canaan  https://alicewardmemoriallibrary.wordpress.com/
Baldwin Memorial Library Wells River  https://baldwinmemoriallibrary.wordpress.com/
Barnet School Barnet  https://sites.google.com/a/kidrow.net/barnetschool/library-home
Barton Public Library Barton  http://bartonpubliclibrary.org/
Baxter Memorial Library Sharon  http://sharonvtlibrary.com/
Bennington Free Library Bennington  http://www.benningtonfreelibrary.org/
Bent Northrop Memorial Library Fairfield  http://www.bentnorthrop.org/
Bethel Elementary School Library Bethel  http://bs.wnwsu.kari.opalsinfo.net/bin/home
Bixby Memorial Library Vergennes  http://bixbylibrary.org/WPBixby/
Blake Memorial Library East Corinth  http://www.blakememorial.org/
Bradford Public Library Bradford  http://bradfordvtlibrary.org/
Brandon Free Public Library Brandon  http://brandonpubliclibrary.org/
Brookfield Free Public Library Brookfield  http://www.brookfieldvt.org/
Brooks Memorial Library Brattleboro  http://brookslibraryvt.org/
Brown Public Library Northfield  http://www.brownpubliclibrary.org/
Brownell Library Essex Junction  http://www.brownelllibrary.org/
Burnham Memorial Library Colchester  http://colchestervt.gov/Library/
Butterfield Public Library Westminster https://butterfieldlibraryvt.wordpress.com/
Cabot Public Library Cabot  https://www.sites.google.com/site/cabotpubliclibrary/
Calef Memorial Library Washington  http://caleflibrary.com/
Carpenter-Carse Library Hinesburg  http://www.carpentercarse.org/
Castleton Free Library Castleton  http://www.castletonfreelibrary.org/
Cavendish Fletcher Community Library Proctorsville  https://sites.google.com/site/cavendishlibrary/home/
Champlain Valley Union High School Hinesburg  http://library.cvuhs.org/
Charlotte Library Charlotte  http://charlottepubliclibrary.org/
Chelsea Public Library Chelsea  http://www.chelsealibrary.com/
Chittenden Public Library Chittenden  http://chittendenpubliclibrary.com/
Cobleigh Public Library Lyndonville  http://cobleighlibrary.org/main/
Cornwall Free Public Library Cornwall  http://cornwallvt.com/library/
Craftsbury Academy Library Craftsbury Common  http://www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org/
Cutler Memorial Library Plainfield  http://www.cutlerlibrary.org/
Dailey Memorial Library Derby  http://www.daileymemoriallibrary.org/
Danville School Danville  https://sites.google.com/a/danvillek12vt.us/library/
Davies Memorial Library Waterford https://daviesmemoriallibrary.org/
Deborah Rawson Memorial Library Jericho  http://www.drml.org/
Dorothy Alling Memorial Library Williston  http://williston.lib.vt.us/
Dorset Library Dorset  http://dorsetvillagelibrary.org/
Enosburg Falls Middle & High Shcool Enosburg Falls  https://sites.google.com/a/ehornets.org/efhs/library
Enosburg Public Library Enosburg  http://enosburghlibrary.net/
Essex Free Library Essex  http://www.essex.org
Fair Haven Free Library Fair Haven  http://fairhavenfree.org/
Fairfax Community Library Fairfax  http://www.fairfaxvtlibrary.org/
Fairlee Public Library Fairlee  http://www.fairleelibrary.com/
Fletcher Free Library Burlington http://www.fletcherfree.org/
Fletcher Memorial Library Ludlow  http://www.fmlnews.org/
Flood Brook Union High School Londonderry  https://brsu.haikulearning.com/brsu/floodbrookunionschool/cms_page/view
Folsom Educational Center South Hero http://www.gisu.org/folsom/
Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile Franklin County http://fnwsu.org/bookmobile/
Georgia Public Library Georgia  http://www.georgia.lib.vt.us/
Gilbert Hart Library Wallingford  https://ghlib.wordpress.com/
Glee Merritt Kelley Community Library Wolcott  https://gleemerrittkelleylibrary.wordpress.com/
Glover Library Glover  http://gloverlibrary.org/
Goddard College Plainfield https://www.goddard.edu/lits/
Grafton Public Library Grafton  http://www.graftonpubliclibrary.org/
Grand Isle Free Library Grand Isle  https://grandislefreelibraryvt.wordpress.com/
Groton Free Public Library Groton  http://grotonlibraryvt.org/
H.F. Brigham Library Bakersfield  https://hfbrighamlibrary.wordpress.com/
Hancock Free Library Hancock  No website
Hartford Library Hartford  http://www.hartfordvtlibrary.org/
Hartland Public Library Hartland  http://www.hartlandlibraryvt.org/
Haskell Free Library Derby Line  http://haskellopera.com/library/
Haston Library Franklin  https://hastonlibrary.wordpress.com/
Highgate Public Library Highgate Center  https://highgatelibrary.wordpress.com/
Huntington Public Library Huntington  https://sites.google.com/site/huntingtonvtlibrary/
Ilsley Public Library Middlebury  http://www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org/
Island Pond Public Library Island Pond https://islandpondpubliclibrary.wordpress.com/
Isle La Motte Free Public Library Isle La Motte  http://www.islelamotte.org/library/
Jaquith Public Library Marshfield  http://www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org/
Jericho Town Library Jericho  http://www.jerichotownlibraryvt.org/
Jeudevine Memorial Library Hardwick  http://www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org/
John G. McCullough Free Library N. Bennington  http://mcculloughlibrary.org/
Johnson Public Library Johnson  https://johnsonpubliclibrary.wordpress.com/
Joslin Memorial Library Waitsfield  http://www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com/
Jones Memorial Library Orleans https://jonesmemoriallibrary.wordpress.com/
Kellogg-Hubbard Library Montpelier  http://www.kellogghubbard.org/
Kimball Public Library Randolph  http://www.kimballlibrary.org/
Lanpher Memorial Library Hyde Park  http://www.lanpherlibrary.org/
Latham Library Thetford  http://thetfordlibrary.org/
Lawrence Memorial Library Bristol  http://www.lawrencelibrary.net/
Lebanon Public Libary Lebannon, NH https://www.leblibrary.com/
Lincoln Library Lincoln  http://www.lincolnlibraryvt.com/
Long Trail School Library Dorset  http://longtrailschool.org/
Maclure Library Pittsford  http://www.maclurelibrary.org/
Mark Skinner Library Manchester Village  http://mclvt.org/
Martha Canfield Library Arlington  http://www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org/
Middletown Springs Public Library Middletown Springs  https://middletownsprings.wordpress.com/
Milton Jr/Sr High School Library Milton  http://www.mtsd-vt.org/mhs/resources/library/
Milton Public Library Milton  http://www.miltonlibraryvt.org/
Monkton Central School Monkton  https://sites.google.com/a/monktoncentral.org/library/
Montgomery Town Library Montgomery  https://mtlvermont.wordpress.com/
Moore Free Library Newfane  https://moorefreelibrary.wordpress.com/
Moretown Memorial Library Moretown  http://www.moretownvt.org/moretown-library/
Morrill Memorial and Harris Library Strafford  http://www.straffordlibrary.org/
Morristown Centennial Library Morrisville  http://centenniallibrary.org/
Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School Library Bristol  https://sites.google.com/a/mtabevt.org/library/
New Haven Community Library New Haven  http://www.nhcl.org/
Norman Williams Library Woodstock  http://normanwilliams.org/
North Hero Public Library North Hero  http://www.northherolibrary.org/
Norwich Public Library Norwich  http://www.norwichlibrary.org/
Orwell Free Library Orwell  http://orwellfreelibrary.org/
Pawlet Public Library Pawlet  https://pawletpubliclibrary.wordpress.com/
Peacham Public Library Peacham  http://peachamlibrary.org/
Pierson Library Shelburne  http://www.piersonlibrary.org/
Platt Memorial Library Shoreham  http://www.plattlib.org/
Pope Memorial Library Danville  http://popememoriallibrary.org/
Poultney Public Library Poultney  http://poultneypubliclibrary.com/
Proctor Jr./Sr. High School Library Proctor  https://sites.google.com/a/rcsu.org/new-lmc/
Putney Public Library Putney  http://home.svcable.net/putpub/
Putney School Library Putney  http://www.putneyschool.org/content/library
Quechee Library Quechee  http://www.quecheelibrary.org/
Reading Public Library Reading  http://readinglibrary.org/
Richmond Free Library Richmond  http://richmondfreelibraryvt.org/
Rochester School Rochester  http://www.rochesterschool.org/
Rockingham Free Public Library Rockingham  http://rockinghamlibrary.org/
Roger Clark Memorial Library Pittsfield  http://www.pittsfieldlibrary.com/
Roxbury Free Public Library Roxbury  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roxbury-Free-Library/225492285010
Royalton Memorial Library South Royalton  http://www.royaltonlibrary.org/
Russell Memorial Library Monkton http://monktonvt.com/town-services/russell-memorial-library/
Rutland Free Library Rutland  http://rutlandfree.org/
Salisbury Public Library Salisbury https://salisburypubliclibrary.wordpress.com/
Sherburne Memorial Library Killington  http://www.sherburnelibrary.org/
Shrewsbury Library Cuttingsville  http://www.shrewsburylibrary.org/
Solomon Wright Public Library Pownal http://solomonwrightpubliclibrary.org/
South Burlington Community Library South Burlington  http://www.sburlcomlib.com/
South Burlington High School Library South Burlington  https://sites.google.com/a/sbschools.net/test-test/
South Hero Community Library South Hero  http://www.southherolibrary.org/
South Londonderry Free Library S. Londonderry  http://londonderryvt.org/community/so-londonderry-free-library/
Spaulding High School Library Barre  http://www.spauldinglibrary.org/
Springfield Public Library Springfield  http://springfieldtownlibrary.org/
St. Albans Free Library St. Albans  http://www.stalbansfreelibrary.org/
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum St. Johnsbury  http://www.stjathenaeum.org/
Starksboro Public Library Straksboro  https://starksborolibrary.wordpress.com/
Stowe Free Library Stowe  http://stowelibrary.org/index.php
Swanton Public Library Swanton  http://www.swantonlibrary.org/
Tenney Memorial Library Newbury  http://tenneymemoriallibrary.org/
Townshend Public Library Townshend  http://www.townshendpubliclibrary.org/
Tunbridge Public Library Tunbridge  http://www.tunbridgelibrary.org/
Twin Valley High School Wilmington  http://www.twinvalleyschooldistrict.us/
Varnum Memorial Library Jeffersonville  http://thevarnum.org/
Vernon Free Library Vernon  http://www.vernonfreelibrary.org/vernon/
Warren Public Library Warren  http://www.warrenlibrary.com/warren/
Waterford School Library Waterford  No website
Waterville Library Waterville  http://www.watervillelib.org/
Weathersfield Proctor Library Ascutney http://www.weathersfieldproctorlibrary.org/
West Hartford Library West Hartford  http://www.hartford-vt.org/content/libraries/
West Rutland Free Library West Rutland http://www.westrutlandfreelibrary.com/
Westford Public Library Westford  https://westfordpubliclibrary.wordpress.com/
Whitcomb Jr./Sr. High School Library Bethel  http://bs.wnwsu.kari.opalsinfo.net/bin/home
Whiting Library Chester  https://whitinglibrary.wordpress.com/
Whitingham Free Public Library Jacksonville  http://www.readwithus.org/
Wilder Memorial Library Weston  http://wildermemoriallibrary.org/
Williamstown Middle/High School Williamstown  http://www.williamstownmhs.org/pages/Williamstown_Middle_High_Sch
Windsor Public Library Windsor  http://www.windsorlibrary.org/
Winooski Public Library Winooski  https://winooskilibrary.wordpress.com/