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What is OCLC?
OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization whose public purpose is to further access to the world's information.
OCLC member libraries contribute to WorldCat, which has over 43 million cataloging records and is the most consulted database in higher education. OCLC libraries also offer the OCLC FirstSearch service, which delivers online reference information through a rich collection of databases with links to online full text, electronic journals, web resources, library holdings, interlibrary loan and document delivery. With over 38,000 libraries in 76 countries participating in OCLC, chances are your library is connected to this global network of resources.