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Equinox Software

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3351 North Berkeley Lake Road NW Number 200
Duluth, Georgia 30096
United States
Toll free: 877-673-6457
Phone: 678-269-6116
Fax: 866-497-6390
Web site:


  • Mike Rylander -- President
  • Grace Dunbar -- Vice President
  • Jason Etheridge -- Community and Migration Manager
  • Galen Charlton -- Infrastructure and Added Services Manager
  • Shae Tetterton -- Director of Sales

Company Ownership

Equinox in an employee owned company.

Library automation systems

Equinox Software offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Evergreen -- Equinox Software (487 libraries, 826 facilities in
    Public libraries: 417
    Academic libraries: 35
    School libraries: 6
    172 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Koha -- Equinox Software (29 libraries, 35 facilities in
    Public libraries: 9
    Academic libraries: 4
    School libraries: 1
    5 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 861 library facilities included in use an ILS provided by Equinox Software.

Corporate Chronology

Jan 20, 2014   Equinox launches Sequoia.
Jun 2012   Equinox Software releases FulfILLment version 1.0.
Jan 25, 2012   Equinox Software forms wholly-owned Canadian-based subsidiary, Equinox Library Services Canada.
Dec 5, 2011   Equinox Software purchases new buildings in Duluth, GA.
Jul 5, 2007   Georgia Public Library Service contracts with Equinox.
Feb 2, 2007   Equinox Software, Inc. launched.
Sep 5, 2006   Georgia PINES places Evergreen open source ILS into production.
Jun 5, 2004   Georgia Public Library Service announces its initiative to develop an open source ILS.

Selected Articles from Library Technology Guides

The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of Equinox Software, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (February 2014). Equinox Launches Sequoia: New ILS Service Based on Evergreen

In a move to further strengthen its ability to deliver stable and reliable automation to libraries, Equinox Software has launched a new hosting program called Sequoia. Equinox positions Sequoia as a comprehensive software-as-a-service ILS offering based on a new hosting platform with full-service support. It is based on a technical environment for its data centers that manages and provisions software applications with the flexibility to meet the needs of its largest or smallest library customers in a way that minimizes the possibility for downtime and delivers optimal performance. Going forward, Equinox intends to focus strategically on delivering automation to libraries based on open source software hosted on its Sequoia service platform and to transition away from providing support for self-hosted installations. The open source Evergreen ILS will continue as its primary offering for larger libraries and consortia, supplemented by Koha for mid-sized or small libraries preferring a stand-alone implementation. Equinox will continue to provide support for its existing self-hosted clients, but plans to focus on Sequoia-based installations as it markets its services to new potential customers. Equinox will encourage its self-hosted sites to migrate to Sequoia.

Equinox Software News

Tuesday May 24, 2016

All 172 Press Releases from Equinox Software

10 most recent items:

May 17, 2016. Alexander County Library goes live on Evergreen with NC Cardinal. Equinox announced that yet another library has been added to NC Cardinal recently. Alexander County Library migrated to Evergreen as part of NC Cardinal in early May. Alexander County Library is comprised of two branches serving over 21,000 patrons with over 52,000 items. NC Cardinal is leveraging the Sequoia platform from Equinox to host their Evergreen instance. <<more>>

February 5, 2016. New partnership between Equinox and TALKINGTECH. Equinox a new working partnership with TALKINGTECH, the leader in library telephony services. i-TIVA, TALKINGTECH’s interactive telephone messaging system, will be be available as an add-on service to our Evergreen Sequoia subscribers. Equinox <<more>>

February 5, 2016. Brown Library Joins NC Cardinal. Equinox announce that yet another library has gone live on Evergreen through the North Carolina Cardinal Consortium. Last month, Brown Library in Washington, North Carolina made the move to Evergreen, utilizing the Sequoia platform. Brown is a single branch library with 56,065 bib records and serves over 15,000 patrons. Brown marks the 23rd migration for NC Cardinal, a continually growing consortium. <<more>>

December 21, 2015. PaILS - Spark ends 2015 with new additions. Equinox announced new libraries that migrated recently to Evergreen in Pennsylvania. Shenandoah Area Free Public Library in Shenandoah has joined the PaILS/SPARK Consortium along with Schuylkill Haven Free Public Library in Schuylkill Haven and Tamaqua Public Library in Tamaqua. <<more>>

April 21, 2015. Blue Mountains joins Saugeen. The Blue Mountains Public Library is now live on Koha as part of the Saugeen Consortium. Blue Mountains is located in Thornbury, Ontario. Saugeen Library System chose Equinox to host and manage their Koha services last year. Blue Mountains is the sixth library to join Saugeen. <<more>>

March 22, 2015. Lake Agassiz and NW Regional choose Evergreen. Lake Agassiz Regional Library and Northwest Regional Library, both in Minnesota, have chosen Equinox to manage their migration to Evergreen later this year. Equinox will also be providing support. These two libraries have shared an Innovative Interfaces system for over ten years and will be taking the plunge into open source together. The library systems share approximately 225,000 items and serve 95,000 patrons. <<more>>

January 7, 2015. Rockingham and Harnett Join NC Cardinal. Equinox is pleased to announce that Rockingham County Public Library and Harnett County Public Library have joined the growing NC Cardinal Consortium in North Carolina. This brings the total number of libraries in NC Cardinal to 103. <<more>>

November 24, 2014. Change in leadership at Equinox. Equinox Software announced that Mike Rylander has been selected by the Equinox Board of Directors as President of the company. In addition to being a co-founder of Equinox, Rylander is one of the original developers of the Evergreen open source integrated library system. As the architect of Equinox’s new Sequoia services platform, Rylander stated that he is excited to take the helm and drive Equinox forward with a focus on Sequoia and its added-value components, AIM and Idea Lab. <<more>>

August 18, 2014. Pease joins the Howe Evergreen Consortium. Pease Public Library has joined the Howe Evergreen Consortium. Pease serves over 4,000 patrons in Plymouth, New Hampshire, and boasts a collection of nearly 39,000 items. Equinox handled their migration and will continue supporting them through the Howe Evergreen Consortium. <<more>>

July 21, 2014. Kent County Public Library live on Sequoia. Kent County Public Library has become the first library system to move to Equinox’s new Sequoia service platform. Equinox has hosted Kent for six years, making them the natural choice for Sequoia’s maiden voyage. Kent County Public Library is composed of 3 locations serving 14,000 patrons with 50,000 items. <<more>>