Results tagged “library search” from WorldCat Blog


A library search feature is now available to WorldCat users. Users can search for libraries by name/keyword, location or zip/postal code - and refine their search results by library type, such as Public Library or Academic Library (results via the "Library type" filter on the top-right of the results set).

The order of library search results will vary depending on the type of search that is conducted:
- If 'zip /postal code' is used to search, libraries in that code will be returned. The results will be ordered by proximity to the zip/postal code center.
Please note: At this time, the WorldCat library search is unable to include libraries in nearby cities and in some cases nearby zip/postal codes- enhancements to this feature are planned in the near future.

- If library name/ keyword is used to search, results will be ordered alphabetical by all libraries with that search term in the library name.

- If specific location search is used, such as 'city, state'; results will be listed alphabetical by library name within that location.

Google Maps have also been integrated into the experience to make it easier to find a library near you.

* Note to library staff: The WorldCat Library search is powered by WorldCat Registry data. If your library's info is not appearing the way you'd like it to for users, please update your WorldCat Registry profile.