At OCLC, we’re librarians, technologists, researchers, developers, and support specialists. But we’re also community members, lifelong learners, technology users, and library fans. We work every day to earn the trust of all library workers because we share core values like social responsibility, security, and privacy.
“Security is a priority at OCLC—we are committed to investing in and continuously evolving our security practices to protect systems and data against cyber threats.”
Executive Director, Global Security Services
Protecting customer and user data
Experienced staff with backgrounds in libraries, higher education, and security-conscious industries like financial services, government, and defense work together to make sure our systems meet the high standards of many compliance programs.
Innovation is a core value.
We exist because what is known must be shared. We hold petabytes of diverse data in different languages, different scripts, and different formats. We bring that together. If that sounds cool, you might be one of us.
We welcome partnerships.
We offer many opportunities for partners to connect with libraries. Search engines, consumer web services, and learning management systems make OCLC data available to users, leading them back to libraries and library resources.
Make your services better.
We offer APIs that are used more than 3 million times every day by libraries and partners to access information, enhance and customize services, manage libraries, and aid in classification and sharing of library resources.
The confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information is of paramount importance as we protect the security and privacy of libraries and their users. If you have a question, please reach out.