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VTLS, Inc.

1701 Kraft Drive
Blacksburg, 24060
United States
Toll free: 800-468-8857
Phone: 540-557-1200
Fax: 540-557-1210
Web site:

Board of Directors

  • Vinod Chachra -- President and CEO


  • Jack Bazuzi -- Managing Director of VTLS Europe, Vice President and Director of International Operations
  • John F., III Black -- Director of Information Systems
  • Sandra Boone -- Director of Quality and Customer Services
  • John Espley -- Principal Librarian
  • George Nichols -- Vice President for Finance
  • Robert Pillow -- Director of Marketing and Sales Support
  • Ginny Tillage -- Director of Research and Development
  • Cece Yourshaw -- Vice President of Operations
  • Vinod Chachra -- President and CEO

Company Ownership

VTLS is wholly owned by company founder Vinod Chachra.

Library automation systems

VTLS, Inc. offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Virtua (192 libraries, 398 facilities in
    Public libraries: 6
    Academic libraries: 111
    School libraries: 0
    124 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • VTLS (6 libraries, 9 facilities in
    Public libraries: 1
    Academic libraries: 4
    School libraries: 0
    410 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 407 library facilities included in use an ILS provided by VTLS, Inc..

Corporate Chronology

Feb 2, 1998   VTLS moves into new corporate headquarters.
Aug 1995   VTLS announces Virtua.
Apr 1, 1994   VTLS buys out Virginia Tech's interest in company for $2.64 million..
Jul 1, 1985   VTLS separates from Virginia Tech as a for-profit company.
Sep 1975   Circulation software developed at Virginia Tech placed into production.
1974   VTLS software created at the Newman Library at Virginia Tech University.

Selected Articles from Library Technology Guides

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

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2013). VTLS Moves to Open Skies

VTLS launched a new product suite, called VTLS Open Skies, positioned as a library services platform. A major step for VTLS, this new strategy takes the most successful components in the current arsenal of technologies and products and rebuilds them into a comprehensive platform for the management and access to library resources.

VTLS, Inc. News

Friday Apr 10, 2020

All 314 Press Releases from VTLS, Inc.

10 most recent items:

May 6, 2014. VTLS-developed KCPL Civil War on the Western Border website wins award. Kansas City Public Library’s Civil War on the Western Border website, developed in collaboration with VTLS Inc., won the 2014 Award for Excellence in Public History from the Society of Civil War Historians. The $5,000 award recognizes the Civil War on the Western Border website as an outstanding public history project that improves public awareness and understanding of the Civil War era. <<more>>

April 30, 2014. VTLS enhances MozGo mobile app for libraries with new features and integration. VTLS added multiple features to the latest version of its MozGo mobile app for libraries, with an emphasis on third-party service integration. MozGo now includes integration with Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, OverDrive and 3M Cloud Library. <<more>>

April 17, 2014. Virginia bill commends Dr. Vinod Chachra of VTLS. VTLS announced that Dr. Vinod Chachra, President and CEO of VTLS, was commended by Virginia House Joint Resolution No. 405 offered on February 28, 2014. The bill was introduced by Delegate Nick Rush, who represents House District 7. <<more>>

March 19, 2014. VTLS-sponsored American Libraries Live episode available online. VTLS sponsored and participated in American Libraries Live’s February episode, “The Library Website.” Thomas O’Connell, VTLS Product Manager, was part of the virtual panel for a 60-minute discussion about library websites. The episode streamed live for viewers on the American Libraries Live website at, and the video recording of the episode is now archived on the website for viewing. <<more>>

March 4, 2014. VTLS enjoys success and growth in 2013. VTLS reports a period of growth and profitability in 2013 in multiple areas. VTLS added new customers, sold additional products to existing customers, made many product enhancements and hired seven new full-time employees at its headquarters in Blacksburg, VA. In addition, the new Open Skies library services platform is now available for delivery to beta testers. Open Skies is the new platform being offered by VTLS to integrate all library services including ILS, digital management systems, events and exhibits, open access software, e-books and licensed databases. <<more>>

February 26, 2014. VTLS Malaysia adds new customers in 2013. VTLS Technologies Sdn Bhd (VTLS’ Malaysian subsidiary) added five new name customers in 2013, expanding the strong customer base that VTLS has in the Malaysian library market. In addition to the new customer sales, five current Malaysian customers purchased an additional VTLS product. <<more>>

January 29, 2014. Russian International Olympic University in Sochi expands its VTLS product suite. The Russian International Olympic University, located in Sochi (home of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games), has recently purchased the VITAL Digital Asset Management System to manage the library’s digital content, and Chamo Discovery to provide public access to both VITAL and its Virtua integrated library system (ILS). These new implementations are part of the second phase in RIOU’s library project, following the installation of the Virtua ILS in December 2012. Also, as a part of its second phase, RIOU has added Virtua Acquisitions, Serials Control, the SIP2/NCIP interface and additional user licenses. <<more>>

January 24, 2014. National Library of Malaysia celebrates 25 years with VTLS. The National Library of Malaysia and VTLS celebrated their 25-year partnership at a special anniversary event on November 8, 2013 at the NLM’s beautiful 238,000 square foot home in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Dato’ Raslin Abu Bakar, Director-General of NLM, and VTLS President and CEO Dr. Vinod Chachra attended the event along with approximately 100 staff from NLM and VTLS Technologies Sdn Bhd (VTLS’ Malaysian subsidiary). <<more>>

January 23, 2014. VTLS to exhibit and present at ALA Midwinter 2014. VTLS will exhibit at this year’s American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA from January 24-28. VTLS representatives will be at booth 1243 in the Exhibit Hall throughout the conference to talk with attendees and demonstrate VTLS products. <<more>>

January 2, 2014. Universiti Putra Malaysia Celebrates 25-year Anniversary with VTLS. Universiti Putra Malaysia celebrated 25 years of partnership with an anniversary event on November 11, 2013. UPM’s Chief Librarian, Amir Hussain Mohd. Ishak and former Chief Librarian, Tuan Syed Salim Agha, both attended the event along with VTLS President & CEO Dr. Vinod Chachra, library staff members and staff from VTLS Technologies Sdn Bhd (VTLS’ Malaysian subsidiary). While the event was held a few days after a similar silver anniversary celebration with the National Library of Malaysia, UPM was actually the first VTLS customer in Malaysia. With its original VTLS implementation, UPM became the first library in Malaysia to automate with an online integrated library system (ILS), housed in its own computer room inside the library. VTLS is proud of its association with UPM, a proven leader in information technology, and is pleased to continue to enjoy the confidence and loyalty of UPM as a customer. <<more>>