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

Easy manager for all your licensed and electronic resources


The leading access and authentication solution


Data-driven collection management and visualization


Storage, management, preservation and delivery of your digital collections

WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway

Maximized visibility of your digital collections with WorldCat

Metadata services

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

OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription

Maximize cataloging efficiency and collection visibility

WorldShare Collection Manager

Workflow efficiencies and increased collection visibility

WorldShare Record Manager

A solution for your physical and electronic management needs

Dewey Services

The world's most widely used library classification system

Contract Cataloging

Access to expert cataloging services in a variety of formats and more than 30 languages


A simple-to-use copy cataloging tool that enables you to put materials on the shelves for your users quickly and efficiently


Facilitate regional and national library collaboration

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

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WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

Integrated discovery and delivery of electronic, digital and print materials


Cloud-based interlibrary loan management system that automates routine borrowing and lending functions for individual libraries

Discovery and reference services

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


Website that connects information seekers online to collections in the world's libraries

WorldCat Discovery

Cloud-based application that enables people to search WorldCat and discover more than 4 billion electronic, digital and physical holdings in a single search


FirstSearch delivers the precise, full-featured WorldCat searching that library staff and researchers value.

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

Entering the first XR record into WorldCat

Amplify classroom lessons with immersive technology

Learn how Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Records supports school libraries through extended and virtual reality technology.

Library at Huachiew Chalermprakiet University

Give staff more time and users more resources

Learn how Huachiew Chalermprakiet University has increased resource access and saved staff time.

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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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