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Amazing Database: Search the @OCLC’s WorldCat Network of 10,000 Libraries for Books Near You | #libraries

OCLC describe themselves as,

A global library cooperative providing shared services, research and community programs to thousands of libraries. Together we make breakthroughs possible.

The WorldCat catalog is a trove of 2 b-b-b-billion items indexed and searchable from libraries. In the USA you input your ZIP code (for example) and it will show you the six nearest libraries from a search result, with the format the title is available in (i.e. “book”) and even a link to library-specific information like address, phone number, etc. Additional data for the search result is also available including ISBN, abstract, description, and more. With an account you can save titles to favorites and perform other account-specific functions.

Read more and search, here.


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