OCLC Services Illinois State Library
OCLC, headquartered in Dublin, OH, is an international, nonprofit, membership, library service organization dedicated to furthering access to the world’s information. Over 72,000 libraries from over 100 countries have used OCLC services for cataloging, reference, resource sharing, eContent, preservation, library management and Web services. OCLC and its worldwide member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain the world’s largest and richest database of bibliographic information, WorldCat.
In 1977, the Illinois State Library received a Library Services and Construction Act grant to incorporate OCLC into its organizational structure, resulting in the establishment of ILLINET/OCLC Services. OCLC has continued to be a leader in assisting libraries to meet the information needs of Illinois citizens. Funding and administration of the program is included as part of the annual budget of the State Library, in accordance with the State Library Act, 15 ILCS 320 7(l), effective January 1, 2003.
Contract Attachment Information
- FY2022 Transactional Price List
- FY2022 Attachments (WorldShare Metadata/OCLC Cataloging, Group Catalog and WorldShare ILL Services)
ILLINET/OCLC Account Access
Use the following website to view or print OCLC statements and invoices:
OCLC Services for ILLINET Member Libraries
- FirstSearch / WorldCat Discovery Services
- Understanding OCLC Services in the State of Illinois
- Value of the Illinois WorldCat Discovery Subscription
- Value of OCLC Group Services to Illinois Libraries Letter to former State Library Director, Anne Craig (June 24, 2015)
Libraries Very Interested in Sharing (LVIS)
- Illinois Library and Information Network (ILLINET)
- Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
- OCLC Product Support
OCLC Services Contact Information
Illinois State Library
Gwendolyn Brooks Building
300 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL 62701-1796
800-665-5576, ext. 6 Illinois only