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Code of conduct

As a nonprofit membership organization serving more than 72,000 libraries and cultural heritage institutions in 170 countries, OCLC has fiduciary responsibilities of the highest order. We assist our members in organizing and preserving the human record, providing access to it, and passing it on to future generations. Given the importance of our mission, we are committed to supporting an inclusive work environment based on diversity, trust and the highest standards of ethical conduct.

All OCLC employees are required to complete Code of Conduct—Ethics training that provides guidelines about proper conduct in the OCLC work environment. The complete Code of Conduct includes such topics as ethics, legal responsibilities, respect for others, conflict of interest, protecting OCLC assets, and political contributions and activities.

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. Learn more »