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Libraries are stronger together

What you do with OCLC makes all libraries stronger

OCLC is guided by representatives from member institutions that use our services. We work together to share data, improve information services, do original research, and better connect libraries to the communities they serve. But we also engage directly with thousands of individuals, some who work at these institutions, some who do not, to create programs, research, solutions, and training that benefit all libraries.

Membership for institutions

Unlike for-profit or privately owned companies, we operate only for the benefit of libraries, guided by our membership. If you work at a member institution, you can take advantage of many benefits related to the OCLC services to which your employer subscribes.

Find out how services at scale help you

Benefits for individuals

If you work at any library, museum, archive, or other memory institution—or are studying to do so—let’s connect. We want your ideas, energy, and perspective. We can help you learn new skills, stay on top of trends, network with people around the world, and contribute to the future of libraries.

See how you can learn and contribute


Membership in action

Libraries bring unique strengths and collective muscle to help inform change both locally and globally. Through OCLC’s Global and Regional Councils, member concerns and voices are united to make an impact on important issues.

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Rise together around sustainability

To inspire more conversations, expanded engagement, and action that leads to impact, OCLC’s Global Council has set its 2020–2021 area of focus on sustainability.

Learn more and join the conversation

OCLC Global and Regional Councils 2021 Election

New delegate terms began on 1 November 2021. See who was elected.