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Membership in OCLC provides your users—and library users around the globe—access to information and resources created by and for members. Member institutions from around the world elect 48 delegates to the OCLC Global Council. These delegates work within and across geographic regions to engage users, reflect their views as members of a global library network, and expedite the flow of information between members and the cooperative.

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Membership in OCLC gives libraries the means to access, coordinate and deliver the global resources your users need to succeed.

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A key benefit of membership is the opportunity to elect delegates that reflect back to the cooperative your local and regional views on issues facing libraries today. Member libraries have a voice through their elected representatives on the Global and Regional Councils.    

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OCLC members help shape the future of the cooperative

From shared data and resource sharing to knowledge bases, research reports and advocacy initiatives, members guide all aspects of the cooperative's offerings. Members' voices are amplified through user groups and advisory councils, as well as through elected Regional and Global Council delegates. 

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