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
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
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 2 billion electronic, digital and physical holdings in a single search
Electronic Collection Management
Manage your e-content in a way that it can be discovered by your users and get it easily delivered to them.
One solution of cloud-based applications that allows for the management, discovery and delivery of e-content for academic libraries
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.
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.
Share your print collection to expand your library
Discover how a small group of academic libraries in Iowa formed the Central Iowa – Collaborative Collections Initiative to share print resources.
We are proud to partner with some of the largest regional and national library groups in Europe, Middle East and Africa to provide infrastructure that supports library collaboration, and facilitates their operations at a regional and national level.
Our mission to connect the world’s libraries has never been so relevant given the web-driven information environment we live in today. Library users have changed their patterns of behaviour when it comes to information-seeking and libraries are changing with them. OCLC’s global enterprise strategy to collaboratively build Webscale with libraries provides an approach and solutions for libraries to increase the collective reach of their collections, while driving efficiencies in collection management across electronic, digital and physical materials.
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.