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Partnerships

OCLC partners with more than 300 organizations to help boost library visibility, power new and better services for libraries, and enhance the efficiency of library workers. We exchange data, connect workflows and share applications with a wide range of companies—building partnerships that provide value back to OCLC members.

Content partners

  • Cambridge University Press
  • ebrary
  • Ebook Library
  • EBSCO
  • Elsevier
  • Gale/Cengage Learning
  • Ingram
  • John Wiley
  • McGraw-Hill
  • ProQuest
  • Springer
  • Swets

More than 140 publishers and aggregators make metadata, cover art, tables of contents, summaries or reviews available about their electronic, digital and print resources through WorldCat, the WorldCat knowledge base and WorldShare applications. This makes it easier to find content you and your patrons need and saves your library time and money in cataloging, collection management, acquisitions and other areas.

See an example of content partners »

Library services

  • Credo Reference
  • EBSCO EDS
  • ExLibris Primo
  • ProQuest
  • Relais
  • Summon
  • Scannx

Libraries have a growing number of systems and services they use or integrate with—from acquisition and e-resource management to discovery and resource sharing. OCLC works with partners that build these applications—supplying Web services that enable greater choice, integration and library service innovation.

See an example of library services »

Consumer services

  • Amazon
  • Blackboard
  • Desire2Learn
  • DOGObooks
  • EasyBib
  • FamilySearch
  • Goodreads
  • Google Books and Google Scholar
  • Lexile
  • Mendeley
  • Microsoft
  • Yelp

Through partnerships with search engines, consumer Web service providers and learning management systems, the collective collection of libraries—WorldCat—is visible on the Internet to people everywhere. Your collection is syndicated across the Web for broad exposure, bringing searchers back your library. These partners generate some 1 million Web referrals to library services each month.

See an example of online consumer services »

How to make the most of OCLC partnerships

In many cases, your library will receive the benefits of OCLC partnerships without having to do anything at all. For example, if you subscribe to OCLC cataloging and discovery services, your resources will automatically be made visible in any new search engine or consumer site that utilizes the WorldCat Search API. There are things you can do, however, to leverage other partnerships that deliver greater value to your library.


If you’re not an OCLC member

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You can make your library easier to find on the Web with the free Library Spotlight program. A single place for library location, hours of operation, service and collection information makes it easier for partners to help get people to your library.

Learn more about becoming an OCLC member or find a member library near you.

If you’re currently an OCLC member

Get your electronic resources in front of your users more easily with the WorldCat knowledge base. If you already catalog with OCLC, you can add holdings information for your e-collections, making those materials easier to find, use and manage.

Learn how to get started with WorldCat knowledge base.

Surface your unique digital collections within our partners’ services with the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway. It’s a free tool that lets you upload metadata about your collections into WorldCat, making it instantly discoverable in WorldCat.org, WorldCat Local and our partner sites.

Learn how to get started with the Digital Collection Gateway, then register and log in.

Ask your other library service providers about how to get WorldCat data working within your current applications. If they partner with us, you may be able to get more value from both services just by “letting them know about each other.” The OCLC Member Services Team can help you understand how to get the most out of your OCLC membership and related partner services.


Tell us which other partners you’d like us to work with.

Videos and presentations

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WorldShare Partnerships that Engage End Users

In this one-hour webinar, Chip Nilges, Vice President of Business Development, examines how “the library of one” is radically changing how libraries need to serve end users. He discusses OCLC’s strategy for increasing value for OCLC libraries through strategic partnerships with companies including Google, EBSCO, Goodreads, Desire2Learn and Scannx.

How FamilySearch and OCLC WorldCat are Boosting Genealogy Records Access

Lisa Louise Cooke, of the podcast “Genealogy Gems,” chats with Jay Jordan, President Emeritus of OCLC, about the collaboration between OCLC and FamilySearch to bring better access to genealogical records and resources to everyone.


Partner Program Spotlight

Goodreads loves libraries

Since 2007, OCLC has partnered with Goodreads, the world’s largest book-recommendation, review and discussion website, to generate greater visibility for public libraries. Goodreads already directs its users to WorldCat.org library listings as part of its Get a Copy utility, and allows any library to create its own group page on the site, where site users (and potential patrons) can participate in localized discussion and connect via social media. The site will soon allow library lookup directly using profile data from OCLC’s Library Spotlight program. And OCLC helps promote Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers, to its member libraries.

Learn more about our partnership with Goodreads »

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