WorldCat is a union catalog that itemizes the collections of tens of thousands of institutions, in many countries, that are current or past members of the OCLC global cooperative.
The library's trained reference staff may also provide recommendations of reading materials in response to customer requests. In addition, the staff has developed a number of reading lists that are helpful to customers seeking authors whose style is similar to those they have enjoyed, as well as lists on specific subjects.
Depending on the request, the staff member may refer the customer to another staff member whose experience may be better suited to addressing the request. In addition to staff expertise and staff-developed tools, the customer may be referred to published readers advisory resources.