VuFind

VuFind enables library users to discover all of your library’s collections, including catalog records, journals, digital items, and more. Search results are retrieved quickly, often in a fraction of the time of an OPAC search. VuFind is open source and customizable—the interface can be configured to best meet your users’ needs.

Equinox provides everything you need to effectively use VuFind at your library: hosting, training, ongoing support, and software development. Talk to us to see if VuFind is right for your library.

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VuFind Services

VuFind

Discovery Hosting and Support
Equinox offers hosting, support, implementation, training, and customization services for VuFind, enabling your library to experience its full potential.
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Why choose VuFind?

  • Full-Featured Discovery Layer
  • Multilingual and Translatable
  • Library Standards Compliant
  • Koha and Evergreen ILS Integration
  • Free Software / Open Source
  • No Vendor Lock-in
  • Indexing Beyond the ILS

VuFind lets you index your library's collections regardless of metadata format, giving your patrons unified access to ILS record, subscription electronic resources, and archival resources.

VuFind also offers on-the-fly searching of databases, includes ones available via OCLC and EBSCO.

VuFind also connects with electronic content, including OverDrive!

VuFind offers multilingual search and display of records, including display of non-Western characters and diacritics. VuFind is also translatable and offers over two dozen translations out of the box.

VuFind can index your MARC and XML metadata and harvest content via OAI-PMH.

VuFind can connect to Evergreen and Koha out of the box, indexing ILS records and enabling patrons to access their accounts from VuFind.

As experts in both Evergreen and Koha, Equinox can ensure a smooth connection and enhance the connectors to meet your needs.

VuFind is open source, so there’s never a licensing fee or a charge to use the software. The code is open and distributed under the General Public License (GPL) version 2.

You have the option to use VuFind and the vendor of your choice — or no vendor at all! Because you don’t need a license to use VuFind, you can install and host it yourself or contract with any vendor for the services you need.

VuFind can index a lot more than just MARC records from your ILS.

Do you want to index finding aids from your archives? VuFind can do that!

Do you want to index your website? VuFind can do that!

Do you want to index custom data sources? VuFind can do that, and Equinox can help!

VuFind Community

VuFind is backed not only by Equinox, but by a global community of librarians and developers.

VuFind Community Website

VuFind Source Code

VuFind Documentation

VuFind Training

Our professional training team would be happy to provide general or custom training on VuFind. For more information about our training services, please consult our services page or contact us for a quote.