Connect your users to the information they need.
Connect your library to the world.
Search WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive library database
Identify resources at your library and in the collections of the world’s libraries. Library users and staff use WorldCat Discovery to search the WorldCat database of electronic, digital and physical resources; to identify materials they need and to find out where they are available.
Expand your collection
People can discover more than 1.5 billion electronic, digital and physical resources with access to WorldCat and a central index of more than 2,000 e-content collections from providers such as Gale, ProQuest, Elsevier, Springer and others.
Borrow, buy or connect to full text
Staff and users can choose from integrated delivery options: link directly to full text, link to your OPAC, borrow from another library or buy items directly from content sellers. Connect to full text through built-in link resolution and an A to Z list when you have holdings in the WorldCat knowledge base.
Be visible where users start their search
WorldCat Discovery connects users back to your library from WorldCat.org and more than 50 popular consumer websites such as Google, Goodreads and Wikipedia when your library uses an OCLC cataloging subscription to represent its collections in WorldCat.
Customize your discovery experience
Options like real-time availability status, group views, remote database search, course reserves and more let you add functionality based on what's best for your library and its users.
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Associate Director of Access, Instruction and Research Services, Macalester College
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