OCLC Services

Getting Involved

Enrollment and Application Information

In FY18, the Montana State Library has signed a renewal on its OCLC Group Services contract. Please send payment directly to OCLC. 

Annual enrollment takes place in the spring, but late enrollees may be added on a rolling basis. 

Please contact Cara Orban for a cost estimate if your library is new to OCLC Group Services.

Costs

How is my library’s enrollment fee calculated?

  • The formula is based on the number of holding records the library has in OCLC, as reported by OCLC, and:
  • For academics: total student FTE
  • For publics: number of patron records in the library’s ILS
  • For schools: total student enrollment
  • For specials: number of patron records in the library’s ILS

This is a relational formula in which each library type has to collect, as a group, a portion of the total amount due, based on that library type’s collective percentage of the total holdings in OCLC for all libraries.

Pre-pay Option

If you would like to Pre-Pay your OCLC bill, download this form (pdf) and send it along with payment as instructed on the form. 

Funding

OCLC enrollment fees for FY18 is offset by contributions from MSL.