Manage your entire library system with services that increase efficiency across services, departments and locations.
The first cooperative management service for libraries
WorldShare Acquisitions, WorldShare Circulation, WorldCat Discovery, WorldCat Local, WorldShare Metadata Services, WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, WorldShare License Manager, WorldShare Collection Evaluation
Cataloging & Metadata
Build, manage and share data about your collections while making your library more visible.
A complete metadata management solution for physical, licensed and digital resources
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
Centralize resource sharing workflows previously managed in multiple systems while speeding fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests.
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 & Syndication
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
Cloud-based applications that enable people to search WorldCat® and discover more than 1.9 billion electronic, digital and physical holdings in a single search
Digital Collection Management
Make everything in your digital collections available to online researchers, everywhere, whatever the format.
Interact with users in multiple ways, using both chat and email. Your library can also provide around-the-clock reference services through the 24/7 Reference® Cooperative.
Reimagine your workflows to better serve your users
Discover what inspired Butler University Libraries to make dramatic organizational and process changes that help them focus on their new priorities.
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.
Want to learn more?
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.