Advancing our shared mission

OCLC, a global library cooperative, supports thousands of libraries in making information more accessible and more useful to people around the world. We provide shared technology services, original research and community programs that help libraries meet the ever-evolving needs of their users, institutions and communities.

Because what is known must be shared.®

Change the Game:  2018–2019 OCLC Regional Council Conferences

  • ARC18 Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • APRC18 Bangkok, Thailand
  • EMEARC19 Marseille, France

Join OCLC and hundreds of fellow community leaders in a global dialog on changing the game. Together we will discuss how we can both transform our libraries as well as our communities. Network with colleagues, learn from notable thought leaders, and contribute to the conversation.

Learn more and register

You have the power.

Wise is the first community engagement system for US public libraries. Uniquely holistic in its design, Wise combines the power of customer relationship management, marketing, and analytics with ILS functions.

A breakthrough in purpose.

Portions of this video, courtesy of Exposure Media Productions.

“Our vision is to champion Philippine specialty coffee and support Filipino coffee producers. The spark for that vision came from a library.”

Inspired by digitized photographs of early 20th century Filipino coffee shops, the founders of Kalsada Coffee became champions of modern-day Filipino coffee growers.

Hear from OCLC member libraries about how they are making an impact.

Together, we advance further, faster.

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