They have been using Linux and open source software in its IT operations since 1999. It goes to show, though, that despite what many think, an organisation does in fact have a choice as to what licensing models they want to embrace. There is no legal requirement to have to use Microsoft, Oracle, etc.
It's a choice, but how many organisations actually consider those choices properly?
The article below is an interview with the library's IT director, Cindy Murdock Ames.
See Why my public library chooses Linux and open source
The Crawford County Federated Library System has been using Linux and open source software in its IT operations since 1999. They realized early on the potential of open source and integrated it into their enterprise. They were a part of my own Linux journey as I built a content filtering system for our school district. Twenty years ago, there were few models for the use of open source in libraries and education. Meadville Public Library and the Crawford County Federated Library System were the leaders then and now.