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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 with services that increase efficiency across departments and locations.

WorldShare License Manager

Easy manager for all your licensed and electronic resources

EZproxy

The leading access and authentication solution

Sustainable Collection Services

Data-driven deselection consulting and application

CONTENTdm

Storage, management, preservation and delivery of your digital collections

WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway

Maximized 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

Workflow efficiencies and increased collection visibility

WorldShare Record Manager

A solution for your physical and electronic management needs

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

CatExpress

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.

Resource sharing revolutionized

Resource sharing revolutionized

Learn more about OCLC's plans for resource sharing

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

Integrated discovery and delivery of electronic, digital and print materials

Tipasa

Cloud-based interlibrary loan management system that automates routine borrowing and lending functions for individual libraries

Discovery and reference services

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

WorldCat.org

Website that connects information seekers online to collections in the world's libraries

WorldCat Discovery

Cloud-based application that enables people to search WorldCat and discover more than 2.8 billion electronic, digital and physical holdings in a single search

QuestionPoint

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 the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections. Libraries cooperatively contribute, enhance and share bibliographic data through WorldCat, connecting people to cultural and scholarly resources in libraries worldwide.

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Member stories

Students in Swinburne University of Technology library

Simplify your electronic demand-driven acquisition program

Learn how Swinburne University of Technology keeps electronic demand-driven acquisition titles discoverable, accessible and circulating. 

Students studying at Hillsdale College library

Improve discovery of your entire collection

Find out how Hillsdale College makes it easier for users and reference librarians to find the information they need in the library’s catalog.

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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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