A higher standard for library technology

Built by the world’s largest library community


WorldShare Management Services (WMS): Everything you need to manage your library, built on an API-first platform.

The power of the library network

OCLC connects library users to the exact resources they need at thousands of libraries worldwide. WMS opens up the potential of this network to your staff, students, and faculty—whenever they need it.

Learning built in at every level

WMS offers intelligent analytics to inform collection decisions, student success metrics to drive program development, peer feedback to improve processes, and OCLC research to support strategy.

Designed for cooperative innovation

We empower the WMS community to contribute ideas that consistently drive new features, solutions, and apps. Because we know that the future of library technology must be shared.

The freedom to focus

WMS breaks down silos and flattens workflows. All of your data and activities are in one place, freeing up staff time for high-priority, high-visibility, or high-impact projects.

You define success, WMS helps you get there

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Train before going live with access to all of your data, knowledge base details, and APIs in a “carbon copy” sandbox environment.

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Tap into analytics and reports that measure usage and impact of your collections on student success.

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Empower student workers with apps like Digby so they can use WMS on their smartphones.

Did you know that 70% of 200+ new features and enhancements added last year came from community feedback?

“We have put our confidence in … the most powerful technological innovation of the current library world: the library services platform WMS.”


Eugenio Tardón
Head of Library Technology and Innovation, Universidad Complutense Madrid
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Every year, more and more libraries leverage the possibilities of cooperation


Growth of WMS year-over-year since launch

The future is cooperative

Cooperation, innovation, and choice have been the heartbeat of WMS since its inception. WMS changed the market. It changed the way libraries work. And it continues to be a catalyst for new solutions.

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
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Big improvements without big disruptions

“UW Library has been successfully using OCLC services for many of our core activities. When we reached that critical juncture of needing to migrate from our old system, it made good business sense for us to simply build on the good things we were already doing with OCLC. In a time of constraint, this is the path of optimum efficiency and minimal disruption for UW’s library staff, partners, and our community of users.”


Gabrielle Prefontaine
Dean of the Library, University of Winnipeg
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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

“With PALNI’s move to WMS, we were able to move away from worrying about what the system was going to limit us to… . We were able to really think about what are the services and projects that we wanted to work on collaboratively to allow our librarians to connect more deeply and then to also work more with our students, staff and faculty.”


Noah Brubaker
Associate Director, PALNI
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