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OCLC Online Computer Library Center
Type Nonprofit membership cooperative
Founded 1967 (1967)
Headquarters Dublin, Ohio,  United States
Area served Worldwide
Key people Robert L. (Jay) Jordan, President and CEO
Industry Library services
Products WorldCat, NetLibrary, FirstSearch, Dewey Decimal Classification, VDX, WebJunction, QuestionPoint
Members 72,000 libraries in 86 countries and territories

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is library service and research organization. It helps people find more information and lessen library costs.[1] It was incorporated on July 6, 1967 as the non-for-profit Ohio College Library Center.[2] 72,000 libraries in 86 countries use OCLC services to find and save library materials.[3] The organization was begun by Fred Kilgour. Its head office is in Dublin, Ohio, U.S.


  1. "About OCLC". OCLC. Retrieved September 17, 2009.
  2. IDEALS, Initial system design for the Ohio College Library Center: A case history
  3. "OCLC renames European division". Ohio: Business First of Columbus. October 22, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007.