OCLC resource sharing facts and statistics
Number of libraries worldwide
Number of countries where OCLC resource sharing is used
Number of requests processed through OCLC resource sharing in FY20
Since the introduction of OCLC's first interlibrary loan service in 1979, resource sharing activity has continued to grow. Each year, our systems handle millions of interlibrary loan requests from all over the world. Take a look at recent request data in the OCLC Next blog posts below.
Looking at interlibrary loan, 2017 edition, March 2018
Looking at interlibrary loan, 2016 edition, February 2017
WorldShare Interlibrary Loan automates your interlibrary borrowing and lending processes though the largest resource-sharing network in the world to save your staff time and to ensure timely delivery of items to the people who need them.
WorldShare ILL is available as a stand-alone service or as part of the WorldShare Management Services suite.
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