Connect your users to the collections of thousands of libraries through the largest interlibrary loan network in the world.
Provide local users with access to global library content
More than 9,000 libraries worldwide use OCLC's resource sharing network to lend and borrow resources. Together, they effectively create a shared, global library collection for the benefit of all their users.
Increase ILL efficiency through workflow automation
WorldShare Interlibrary Loan automates ILL workflows to save time for library staff, resulting in timely delivery of items to the people who need them. Integration of many ILL activities reduces the time spent on manual processes related to selecting lenders, linking to library OPACs, managing lending fees and more.
Connect your users to the full text they expect
Quickly get users to electronic resources and print materials in your collections and the collections of other ILL libraries. Integration with the WorldCat knowledge base can reduce turnaround on article requests from days to hours and saves time for your staff. Easy identification of freely available, open-access resources helps conserve your ILL budget.
Lend documents quickly and securely
Document delivery through Article Exchange is built into WorldShare ILL workflows, saving time for staff and library users. Lending libraries worldwide can upload requested documents so that users can retrieve articles or book chapters obtained for them via interlibrary loan. Integration with the WorldCat knowledge base provides visibility for electronic resource holdings, enabling simplified sharing of electronic articles.
Make more informed decisions
Built-in, detailed statistical reports help inform plans for your library's services.
Bring users resources from across the globe
Find out how the University of Glasgow expanded its reach by providing students with access to worldwide library materials.
Make knowledge visible and available internationally
Learn how the Bavarian State Library provided a more convenient and improved interlibrary loan service.
Support scientists around the world
Examine how CSIRO, Australia's science agency, streamlined its efforts to share science-related items with libraries and researchers across the globe.
WorldShare Interlibrary Loan is available as a stand-alone service or as part of the WorldShare Management Services suite.
Watch this space for upcoming WorldShare Interlibrary Loan events.
Past and recorded events
26 June 2015
18 February 2015
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