WorldCat allows you to search for an item in libraries across the world and then helps you locate a copy in a library near you.
You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries. You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public. Because WorldCat libraries serve diverse communities in dozens of countries, resources are available in many languages.
The Interlibrary Loan department uses WorldCat every day to locate materials for our faculty, students, and staff.