Enable breakthroughs across the world or next door

There are very few library services that exemplify the power of network and collaboration more than those demonstrated by resource sharing.

WorldCat gives libraries around the world a view on what other libraries hold. And, because no single library can hold every item a user may need, those libraries can rely on OCLC and WorldShare ILL, an application on the WorldShare Platform, to support the lending and borrowing of resources wherever that library may be.

OCLC’s resource sharing network is the largest in the world, and our tools are scalable to meet your national or regional needs. Our automated interlibrary loan workflows help libraries quickly provide the resources their users need. We make it easier for libraries to support one another and their users, no matter what type of resource is requested.