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Why does WorldCat.org not display a library which owns my work?

Answer

A library's ownership of your work may appear different than expected for multiple reasons:

  • The library that owns your work is not an OCLC member library.
  • A library has cataloged a different edition of your work.
  • The library has chosen to not catalog or represent their collections in WorldCat.

If you believe your work should be represented in WorldCat.org, please contact the owning library to request they catalog the item to accurately reflect the ownership of the title.

Please note that: OCLC does not control libraries’ representation of their collections in WorldCat, and WorldCat.org only displays what is submitted from the member library. A library may choose to not make their collections visible, which is a decision made at the library's discretion.

Also note that the cataloging library must be an OCLC member library that maintains appropriate OCLC subscriptions in order for their collections to appear on the WorldCat.org website.

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