Products and Services

Libraries sharing data, work and resources

Libraries today are faced with a rapidly changing environment, evolving user needs and increasing pressure to measure and communicate impact. OCLC products help libraries address these challenges by sharing data, streamlining workflows and connecting people to the knowledge held in the world's library collections.

Management services

Manage your entire library system with services that increase efficiency across services, departments and locations.

WorldShare License Manager

Easy manager for all your licensed and electronic resources


The leading access and authentication solution

Sustainable Collection Services

Data-driven deselection


Storage, management and delivery of your digital collections

WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway

Maximize visibility of your digital collections with WorldCat

Metadata services

Build, manage and share data about your collections while making your library more visible.

WorldShare Metadata Services

A complete metadata management solution for physical, licensed and digital resources

WorldShare Collection Manager

Improve e-management workflow efficiencies and increase collection visibility

Dewey Services

The world's most widely used library classification system

Contract Cataloging

Access to expert cataloging services in a variety of formats and more than 30 languages


A simple-to-use copy cataloging tool that enables you to put materials on the shelves for your users quickly and efficiently

Resource sharing services

Centralize resource sharing workflows previously managed in multiple systems while speeding fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests.

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

Integrated discovery and delivery of electronic, digital and print materials


Centralized management for all of your library's borrowing, lending and document delivery services

Discovery and reference services

Get people to the materials they need from your library and from other libraries worldwide.


A Web destination that connects information seekers on the Web to collections in the world's libraries

WorldCat Discovery

Cloud-based applications that enable people to search WorldCat® and discover more than 2.7 billion electronic, digital and physical holdings in a single search


A complete reference management system, integrating chat and email

OCLC WorldShare logo

WorldShare provides a complete set of library management applications and platform services built on an open, cloud-based platform. WorldShare offers integrated management of library workflows and creates new efficiencies as libraries share work, data and resources to save money and deliver value to their users.  

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OCLC WorldCat logo

WorldCat is a set of databases that together comprise the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. WorldCat data is contributed, maintained and shared by libraries around the world, and it is managed and enhanced by OCLC. WorldCat data supports a range of OCLC and partner services, driving efficiency in library management, improving discovery of library collections and increasing the visibility of libraries on the Web.

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Member stories


Empower staff by helping them to do more

Learn how Bryant University saved time and money to allow staff members to focus on better resources, user services and reporting.


Share solutions through global collaboration

Learn how ADA University in Azerbaijan engages with libraries worldwide to share resources, culture and knowledge.

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Connect with your OCLC representative to learn how the cooperative's services can reduce local hardware and software dependencies so you can focus more on your users.

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