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

Choreo Insights

Library analytics solution that uses WorldCat holdings data


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.

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Linked data: the next evolution of library metadata

Expand influence and reach with linked data and OCLC

Dewey Services

Improve the organization of your materials

Contract Cataloging

Expert assistance for cataloging projects


Create, curate, and connect linked data entities


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

OCLC Resource Sharing for Groups

Streamline consortial resource sharing workflows

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


Provide access to the popular digital content your library users crave

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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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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

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Showcase library collections with data insights

Learn how Senate House Library is showcasing its unique collections with data insights and fostered innovation for future growth.

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Organize your collections to share and preserve history

Learn how the Norman E. Alexander Librarian for Jewish Studies uses FirstSearch to locate and share collections.

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Cover image: Quick guide to products and services

This quick guide explains how our technology products, original research, and community programs empower libraries to better serve their communities. Learn how, together, we can solve critical problems, remove barriers to success, and inspire breakthroughs.


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

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