Open Source

Open source for libraries is about more than just cost savings. It’s about empowering the library community to have a voice in our future. The open source FOLIO library services platform is developed by a vibrant community of libraries and services providers and supported by EBSCO.

Peace of mind with EBSCO FOLIO

FOLIO is an open source project with a vibrant community of libraries and service providers. The FOLIO library services platform (LSP) supports core library management functionality across domains including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, and electronic resource management. FOLIO functionality is comprised of apps that support the various tasks within each domain. EBSCO provides world-class implementation and support for FOLIO including global hosting.


FOLIO features and functionality

FOLIO on Demand is a new streaming series that allows you to learn more about the features and functionality of FOLIO on your own time. FOLIO supports core library management functionality and electronic resource management.

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The people behind EBSCO FOLIO

Meet the teams and find out who is behind EBSCO FOLIO Services. This series highlights the implementation consultants, engineers, developers, product managers and others of EBSCO FOLIO. Working together, team members across the globe help make the open source library management system accessible to libraries worldwide.

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Other ways EBSCO supports open source

EBSCO supports integrations with open source ILS vendors such as Koha and Evergreen, discovery interfaces such as Blacklight and VuFind, plus many other open source partnerships and collaborations. In addition, EBSCO is an active participant in the Open Library Foundation.

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"EBSCO is the logical partner… They are powerful advocates for both open source and open access. The Koha community is excited to have their involvement and strong support." — Sebastian Hierl, Ph.D., Drue Heinz Librarian of the Academy in Rome, Part of the Koha Gruppo Italiano 

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