Manage your entire library system with services that increase efficiency across services, departments and locations.
The first cooperative management service for libraries
Cataloging & Metadata
Build, manage and share data about your collections while making your library more visible.
A complete metadata management solution for physical, licensed and digital resources
Centralize resource sharing workflows previously managed in multiple systems while speeding fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests.
Integrated discovery and delivery of electronic, digital and print materials
Discovery & Syndication
Get people to the materials they need—from your library and from other libraries worldwide.
A web destination that connects information seekers on the web to collections in the world's libraries
Cloud-based applications that enable people to search WorldCat and discover more than 1.5 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in a single search
Digital Collection Management
Make everything in your digital collections available to online researchers, everywhere, whatever the format.
Interact with users in multiple ways, using both chat and e-mail. Your library can also provide around-the-clock reference services through the 24/7 Reference Cooperative.
Save unique, at-risk digital content
Hear how cooperative research helped UCLA Library's special collections department emphasize strategic acquisition of important digital materials.
Empower staff to learn on their own
Learn how Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's self-directed learning program directly impacted their quality of service.
We are proud to partner with some of the largest regional and national library groups in Europe, Middle East and Africa to provide infrastructure that supports library collaboration, and facilitates their operations at a regional and national level.
Our mission to connect the world’s libraries has never been so relevant given the web-driven information environment we live in today. Library users have changed their patterns of behaviour when it comes to information-seeking and libraries are changing with them. OCLC’s global enterprise strategy to collaboratively build Webscale with libraries provides an approach and solutions for libraries to increase the collective reach of their collections, while driving efficiencies in collection management across electronic, digital and physical materials.
Want to learn more?
Connect with your OCLC representative to learn how the cooperative’s services can reduce local hardware and software dependencies, so that you can focus more on your users.