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Membership information

Stay up-to-date on core membership information, guiding principles and governance documents, as well as on timely meeting minutes and other resources related to OCLC's Global and Regional Councils.

OCLC membership

OCLC's Membership Criteria and corresponding services and activities are proposed by OCLC staff and reviewed by the Membership Committee on an annual basis. The Membership Committee comprises Global Council member delegates and members of the Board of Trustees. Any changes must be approved by the Global Council and the Board of Trustees. Download the current criteria and corresponding services and activities that qualify institutions for membership. An institution must complete at least one of the activities related to an OCLC service on an annual basis.

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Member groups

As a member-driven cooperative, OCLC collaborates and consults with members to help shape our shared future. Much of this collaboration occurs in member groups. There are three types of member groups: Advisory Groups, User Groups and Working Groups.

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Maintain your voting contact

One of the most important benefits of your OCLC membership is the opportunity to participate in electing member representatives to your respective (Americas, Asia Pacific or Europe, Middle East and Africa) Regional Council and to OCLC's Global Council. Elections take place each year—and each qualified member institution receives one vote.

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