What you do with OCLC makes all libraries stronger
OCLC is guided by representatives from member institutions that use our products and 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.
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.
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.
Libraries and Open Ecosystems
Through this year’s focus on Libraries and Open Ecosystems, OCLC Global Council, together with OCLC Research, will explore the broader impact of the library in its local ecosystem.