WorldShare Management Services (WMS) A fully integrated library services platform designed to meet the changing needs of modern libraries

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WMS customers can now better manage the acquisition, use, and retention of materials with an integrated market-leading resources list management system. Learn more about our partnership with Talis

WMS is a complete cloud-based library services platform that supports your strategic priorities with actionable data and an experience designed with the user in mind. You save time and money with efficient management of physical and electronic resources in one integrated solution.

Exceed user expectations with intuitive discovery


WMS delivers a powerful user experience with a single intuitive interface to search across the full collection and all databases, find items in other libraries, view item availability, place holds, review accounts, renew items, and more. With WorldCat® as the foundation, WMS connects users to unparalleled global resources through OCLC’s powerful network of libraries.

Magnify potential with better group collaboration

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WMS group functionality is so much more than shared resources. Without changing interfaces, users can find and request items held in your library or in your group. And circulation is streamlined through shared holds fulfillment and visibility into patron files, all without sacrificing local control of circulation policies and practices.

Refocus workflows for greater efficiency

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WMS is built for efficiency. Actually, workflows are up to four times more efficient than legacy systems or other cloud platforms. It’s easy to identify, acquire, describe, and give users the electronic and print resources they want. And with interwoven WorldCat data, both staff and users benefit from decreased processing time.

Prove value with actionable data

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The right data is critical. As a fully integrated platform, WMS delivers relevant information from all departments in formats you prefer. And there’s no need for expertise. Custom reports, visualizations, and the ability to evaluate collection holdings against other libraries can help drive key decisions across the library and support your important role in student success.

Trusted by libraries worldwide

Bureau de Coopération Interuniversitaire
The University of New Mexico
McGill University
West Virginia University
Radford University
University of Bristol
Utrecht University

How WMS helps McGill University meet their goals

“OCLC does the things we would do if we were inventing the system ourselves, but we don’t have the staff to invent it ourselves. OCLC has been super great to collaborate with.”

Joseph Hafner
Associate Dean, Collections Development, McGill Library

Read our member story

WMS gives you all the applications needed to manage your library



Save time on selecting and acquiring



Get more time to catalog unique materials



Help your users easily find and get resources



Streamline circulation tasks and reduce training time



Automate borrowing and lending



Support decisions about your collections

“Library users are influenced by technology experiences outside of the library. Understanding and meeting those expectations is critical.”

Mary Sauer-Games
Vice President, Global Product Management, OCLC

Our experts can help you every step of the way

We understand that selecting a new library management system is a major decision, and the research, review, and evaluation process is different for every institution. We have a team of Library Services Consultants who can help you get all of the information you need to make an informed decision.

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