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.®

Celebrating continual reinvention

Our 50-year history is the foundation for new and innovative products and services, research, and community connections. Together we make breakthroughs possible.

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.

Products & Services

Improving library efficiency.


Addressing shared library needs.


Identifying library opportunities.