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Membership

Your membership. Your voice.

Working alongside library leaders from many different countries on EMEA Regional Council, has broadened my perspectives and provided me with some fascinating insights. - Annsofie Oscarsson, Library Director, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Global and Regional Council 2014 Election Results  

  • Global Council elects John Szabo, Ellen Tise to OCLC Board of Trustees
  • Anja Smit elected Global Council Vice President/President-Elect
  • Regional Council election results also announced

See all 2014 election results


OCLC members own, sustain and shape the future of the world's largest library cooperative. Today, more than 25,900 OCLC member libraries, archives and museums around the world realize the benefits of countless network effects resulting from collective innovation.


Any library, museum or archive that participates in cooperative services with OCLC is considered a member. The benefits of membership are equally available to all institutions that are part of the cooperative.

Our cooperative approach to promoting libraries, librarians and librarianship involves a variety of activities. OCLC Research works with the community to collaboratively identify problems and opportunities, prototype and test solutions, and share findings through publications, presentations and professional interactions.

Our advocacy work helps libraries enhance their outreach efforts and our standards activities help improve how members can leverage data. All of these initiatives inform and advance our cooperative services.


Member-to-Member Issue 4 - Now Available!

This issue includes some important information on the upcoming changes to Membership and Governance Protocols, which we will continue to keep you updated on moving into 2014.  We have also included all the information you need to make your nominations for the two open Delegate Positions to represent OCLC EMEA member institutions at OCLC Global Council.

Read Member-to-Member Issue 4

Featured member video

Silver Oliver


At this year's EMEA Regional Council Meeting in Strasbourg, Silver Oliver, Information Architect from Ontoba, gave a presentation on Linking Data in the enterprise: the road to the Olympics 2012. The meeting is just one of the opportunities that library members can take to find out more about innovation. The membership meeting is our source of truth and understanding of the many challenges that libraries face.

View all of the videos from this year’s meeting »

We are a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration.