The FOLIO Project & EBSCO

The FOLIO project is a community collaboration of libraries, vendors and developers coming to together to build an open source library services platform (LSP). EBSCO is a proud participant, providing funding and expertise.

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An overview of FOLIO

FOLIO is an open source LSP that is built for innovation. The FOLIO platform is extensible, supporting traditional resource management, but focused on the ability to deliver new services. With open source systems, libraries benefit from more choice, more innovative technology and lower ILS costs.

Development of the FOLIO platform is well underway. Libraries will be adopting FOLIO starting in 2019.


FOLIO represents a  true partnership between libraries and vendors in which we are each making real, substantive contributions based on our unique strengths.

— David Carlson, Dean of Libraries
Texas A&M University

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FOLIO Library Services from EBSCO

Open source software is free, yet running the software requires time and staff resources. EBSCO offers hosting, service and support for libraries wanting to use FOLIO.

Learn more about FOLIO Library Services from EBSCO