NYS BOCES School Library Systems

who we are

OPALS is a community of academic, education, special and public librarians that collaborate with experienced software engineers, automation consultants, support technicians and administrators to develop and support this open source integrated library system.

Our goal is to create sustainable, state-of-the-art technology that is easy to use, easy to implement and easy to afford.

OPALS Information & Service Contacts

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    E-mail Address: info@opals-na.org
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    NYS Schools: Contact a BOCES School Library System or call Media Flex for assistance.
    U.S. Libraries: Media Flex Address: P.O. Box 1107, Champlain, NY 12919
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    Bibliofiche 245 ave Labrosse Montreal (Pointe Claire) Quebec Canada H9R 1A3
    • Montreal & International: 514 - 336 - 4340

NYS BOCES School Library Systems

Many New York State Bureau of Cooperative Educational Services School Library Services use OPALS to provide access to and share instructional resources within their regions. Their union catalogs collectively serve approximately 1800 school libraries and house millions of resources that are made available to all students and teachers in their respective regions.

OPALS inter-library loan management features enable students and librarians to make and manage almost paperless requests. The ILL utility facilitates single requests, requests for multiple titles to various libraries and simultaneous multiple title and copy requests to multiple locations.

 Broome-Tioga SLS, Cayuga-Onondaga SLS
 Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington SLS
 Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES SLS
 Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES SLS
 Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Ostego SLS
 Dutchess BOCES SLS
 Eastern Suffolk BOCES SLS
 Erie 1 BOCES SLS
 Erie 2 BOCES SLS
 Franklin-Essex-Hamilton SLS
 Greater Southern Tier BOCES SLS
 Jefferson-Lewis BOCES SLS
 Madison-Oneida BOCES SLS
 Nassau BOCES SLS
 Oneida/Herkimer BOCES SLS
 Ontario-Seneca-Yates-Cayuga-Wayne BOCES SLS (Wayne-Finger Lakes)
 Orleans/Niagara BOCES
 Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES SLS
 Oswego SLS
 Putnam Northern Westchester SLS
 Questar III SLS
 Rockland SLS
 St. Lawrence-Lewis SLS
 Southern Westchester SLS
 Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex SLS
 Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga SLS
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    United States
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    Canada
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    Germany
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    Brazil
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    Haiti
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    Saudi Arabia
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    Jordan
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    Mozambique
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    Angola
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    Madagascar
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    China
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    South Korea
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    South Korea