OCLC WorldCat (including Te Puna New Zealand)

WorldCat produced by the Online Computer Library Centre (OCLC) is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat contains more than 1.4 billion items contributed by over 10,000 libraries worldwide, including material dating from 1000 A.D. It is updated on a daily basis. Through an agreement between the National Library of Australia and OCLC,access to WorldCat is available to all Australian libraries who subscribe to Libraries Australia. For further information about this agreement see our FAQs.

Te Puna or New Zealand National Union Catalogue holdings are also included in WorldCat and holdings for Australian and New Zealand libraries will be displayed first within the details of an item. You will be able to identify the source of holdings with:

  • Australian holdings represented by NLA: NUC (e.g. NLA:ANL)
  • New Zealand holdings represented by names instead of symbols (e.g. Auckland Libraries)
  • WorldCat holdings represented by OCLC symbols (e.g. smhsm)

On 1 October 2007, the Research Libraries Information Network (RLG) and SCIPIO Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs merged with OCLC. RLG and SCIPIO records can be searched by selecting the OCLC WorldCat database. RLG name and subject authorities are searchable by selecting OCLC WorldCat Authorities.