Cumbria County Council goes live with the Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe


By PTFS-Europe

21st October 2020 | Koha

Earlier this year, Cumbria County Council selected Koha for its new library management system, replacing a previous SirsiDynix solution. PTFS Europe has provided a comprehensive range of implementation and support services and the Council is pleased to announce that the system is now live. The Council looks forward to delivering an improved service to its customers and the library service particularly values the capabilities and efficiencies offered by the new open source solution.

Koha Library Management System

The Koha library management system is a completely web-based application providing staff and public users with access to the system through web browsers. The system comprises core modules: acquisitions with EDI, circulation, cataloguing, serials and comprehensive reporting functionality. The Koha online catalogue (OPAC) offers end users excellent search capabilities together with a full range of personalisation services. Koha’s depth of functionality continues to develop to meet the changing needs of libraries and their users.

We are excited by the possibilities offered by the new library management system and look forward to taking advantage of the flexibility, functionality and integration opportunities available with Koha.

Paul Stafford, ICT Programme Manager at Cumbria County Council

We are very excited that Cumbria County Council chose Koha and we welcome them as new customers. They will be joining our growing public library customer base in the UK.

Lesley Jones, Business Development Manager at PTFS Europe

Cumbria County Council

Our vision for Cumbria is for the people of Cumbria to benefit from sustainable economic growth and an enhanced quality of life.
To be an effective and efficient organisation that delivers the best possible services for the people of Cumbria within its available resources, protects the vulnerable, and works with others in the community to shape services and help find solutions for the future.

About PTFS Europe

PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products for the library market. These include the open source library system Koha, library systems platform FOLIO and open source solutions for enquiry management, electronic resource management, reading list management and business analytics. PTFS Europe is also the European support company for PTFS Inc’s Knowvation digital repository. An ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full range of services needed to implement, host and support these products.

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Any questions? Please contact Lesley Jones, [email protected]



PTFS Europe to continue to supply the Koha Library Management System and other library software services via the latest G-Cloud 12 framework.

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