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Member stories

OCLC is its members. We are owned, supported and led by our member libraries, whose input guides everything we do. From involvement in major research studies to piloting new products and informing strategic direction, we rely on them for guidance, governance and advice.

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Innovate with a reliable partner

Learn how Midden-Brabant Public Library innovated to enhance and develop talent within their local community.

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Empower communities to learn from and share reliable information

Find out how public libraries are bringing Wikipedia into their libraries—and putting their libraries’ resources on Wikipedia.

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Deliver library resources from around the world as if it’s easy

Find out how Seaside Public Library maintains a quick and helpful interlibrary loan service for patrons and other libraries.

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Involve your community in local history

Find out how the Douglas County History Research Center expanded their collection through cooperation with local organizations.

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Cooperate to strengthen libraries in all communities

Learn how the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reestablished a Tribal community library through a partnership with University of Wisconsin – Madison's School of Library and Information Studies.

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Engage your community through common interests

See how Denver Public Library stays relevant by reaching people through the activities they already enjoy.

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Share history's most difficult lessons to improve the future

Find out how a group of scholars and librarians came together to help people learn about civil rights, African American issues and the impact of history on today's culture.

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Provide personal reference service quickly whenever it's needed

Find out how Denver Public Library got more students than ever to use--and enjoy using--reference services.

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Expand your library's offerings through 24/7 reference services

Find out how Lancashire County libraries provide key services online and help remote users.

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Bring local history to life

See how Norfolk Public Library presented their local history collection in a way that draws more people into the library.

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Pull your archives out of the basement and share them with the world

Discover how South Perth Library made its archive accessible to the public while still protecting the original artwork and historic photographs.

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Empower staff to learn on their own

Learn how Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's self-directed learning program directly impacted their quality of service.

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Increase accessibility to digitized special collections

Hear how The Seattle Public Library balanced online accessibility for its digital collections with limited IT and staff resources.

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Satisfy a wider range of needs through worldwide resource sharing

Discover how effectively Stow - Munroe Falls Public Library provides hard-to-find materials to patrons.

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Point patrons in the right direction

Hear how the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library helps patrons locate resources they don't yet know they need.

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Get time back to focus on priorities

Understand why Onondaga County Public Library now has more time to dedicate to saving and sharing local history.

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Bring health information to your community

Read about how Miami Public Library is providing health literacy services.

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Reconnect with your staff and community

Read about the East Baton Rouge Parish Library's implementation of the "Geek the Library" campaign.