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OCLC FirstSearch

A product of OCLC, FirstSearch is an advanced version of WorldCat, allowing you access to worldwide collections.

The new WorldCat.org website will be available to all users on August 24, 2022. On that date, everyone who visits WorldCat.org will see the redesigned site that delivers a better user experience, increases the impact of libraries on the web, and gives your library more ways to engage with people in your community and beyond. Learn more in this annoucement, including new training videos.


Benefits of Your Subscription  |  OCLC Products Webinar (Info on FirstSearch begins at 32 minutes)

To request a new WorldCat Discovery URL, please follow the instructions HERE.


Technical Questions Contact:

  • Suzanne Butte, OCLC Director of Strategic Accounts
  • buttes@oclc.org
  • 614-761-5130

General Questions Contact:


Subscription to OCLC FirstSearch is provided to you by The Library of Virginia.

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.