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Sharing tailor-made for library groups

Library groups and consortia can achieve efficient, cost-effective pooling of collections with WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. Setup is simple, especially if participants are already OCLC member institutions. Libraries in the group easily contribute their holdings to WorldCat, so they are visible to WorldCat searchers. And through FirstSearch, users are always directed to local and group-owned materials first. Then they can use a "display holdings" option to find items in the broader WorldCat universe.

The solution for GACs

Group Access Capability (GAC) organizations, ad hoc associations of libraries united by subject matter, geography or another attribute, can also use WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. All members have access to each other's bibliographic, locations and summary holdings records.

Join an international GAC created by OCLC

OCLC has created its own Global Sharing GAC to facilitate lending across national boundaries.

Learn how your institution can become a part of it »

We are a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration. Learn more »