Products and Services

Libraries sharing data, work and resources

Libraries today are faced with a rapidly changing environment, evolving user needs and increasing pressure to measure and communicate impact. OCLC products help libraries address these challenges by sharing data, streamlining workflows and connecting people to the knowledge held in the world's library collections.

Management services

Manage your entire library with services that increase efficiency across departments and locations.


Community engagement system for public libraries

WorldShare License Manager

A central system for managing licensed electronic resources


Access and authentication software


Data-driven collection management and visualization


Build, showcase, and preserve digital collections

WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway

Harvest digital content metadata

Metadata services

Build, manage and share data about your collections while making your library more visible.

OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription

Save time with streamlined cataloging

WorldShare Collection Manager

Streamline & automate e-collection management

WorldShare Record Manager

Record-at-a-time cataloging service

Dewey Services

Improve the organization of your materials

Contract Cataloging

Expert assistance for cataloging projects


Simple-to-use copy cataloging solution


Connect to the global knowledge network

Resource sharing services

Centralize resource sharing workflows previously managed in multiple systems while speeding fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests.

Resource sharing revolutionized

Resource sharing revolutionized

Learn more about OCLC's plans for resource sharing

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

Automate your interlibrary borrowing and lending


Simplify resource sharing with a cloud-based ILL management system

Discovery and reference services

Get people to the materials they need from your library and from other libraries worldwide.


Web visibility for library resources

WorldCat Discovery

Single search of all library collections


Precision searching of WorldCat

OCLC WorldShare logo

WorldShare provides a complete set of library management applications and platform services built on an open, cloud-based platform. WorldShare offers integrated management of library workflows and creates new efficiencies as libraries share work, data and resources to save money and deliver value to their users.  

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OCLC WorldCat logo

WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections. Libraries cooperatively contribute, enhance and share bibliographic data through WorldCat, connecting people to cultural and scholarly resources in libraries worldwide.

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Member stories

Students at Missio Seminary

Maintain library resource access during transitional periods

Discover how Missio Seminary supports students and faculty with remote access to the library items they need.

The McClay Library at Queen's University Belfast

Open international collaborative research through special collections

Learn how Queen's University Belfast enabled researchers worldwide to find and access their special collection resources.  

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Connect with your OCLC representative to learn how the cooperative's services can reduce local hardware and software dependencies so you can focus more on your users.

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