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The Library Corporation

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Research Park
Inwood, West Virginia 25428-9733
United States
Toll free: 325-7759
Phone: 304-229-0100
Fax: 304-229-0295
Web site:

Board of Directors

  • Annette Harwood Murphy -- Co-founder, President/CEO, Chairman of the Board
  • Gary Kirk -- President, Tech Logic
  • Brad Murphy -- Vice President, Singapore Operations


  • Annette Harwood Murphy -- Co-founder, President/CEO, Chairman of the Board
  • Gary Kirk -- President, Tech Logic
  • Brad Murphy -- Vice President, Singapore Operations
  • Calvin Whittington -- Director of Finance and Administration
  • Paul Leppert -- Vice President -- Managing Director TLC Denver
  • Bradley Cole -- Director of Sales

Company Ownership

Library automation systems

The Library Corporation offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Library.Solution (810 libraries, 3787 facilities in
    Public libraries: 562
    Academic libraries: 100
    School libraries: 89
    182 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl.X (29 libraries, 300 facilities in
    Public libraries: 28
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 0
    17 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl (3 libraries, 4 facilities in
    Public libraries: 1
    Academic libraries: 1
    School libraries: 1
    483 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 4091 library facilities included in use an ILS provided by The Library Corporation.

Corporate Chronology

Apr 1, 2005   The Library Corporation acquires TechLogic.
Jan 12, 2001   The Library Corporation launches YouSeeMore.
Jul 3, 2000   The Library Corporation acquires Carl Corporation.
1995   The Library Corporation launches ITS.for Windows.
1987   The Library Corporation launches The Intelligent Catalog.
Jun 1985   Eyring Research Institute, Inc. founds Eyring Library Systems to market Carl.
1985   TLC launches BiblioFile.
1978   Colorado Alliance for Research Libraries founded.
1974   The Library Corporation founded by Brower Murphy and Annette Murphy.

Selected Articles from Library Technology Guides

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Breeding, Marshall, Information Today (September 2000). The Library Corporation acquires CARL Corporation

The consolidation of the library automation marketplace continues with the acquisition of CARL Corp. by The Library Corporation (TLC). In this development, TLC expands its presence from small and medium-sized libraries to the very largest libraries and library consortia. CARL Corp. will be wholly owned by TLC, though its name will continue to be used in the combined company. The marketing, sales, support, and development of CARL's products and services will continue largely unchanged from its Denver facilities.

The Library Corporation News

Tuesday Sep 1, 2015

All 295 Press Releases from The Library Corporation

10 most recent items:

August 11, 2015. Children’s Plus, Inc. now compatible with TLC’s CARL.X system. The Library Corporation announced the EDI certification of its CARL.X ILS with one of the fastest growing book distributors in the United States, Children’s Plus, Inc.. As a result of this integration project, CARL customers will have a new option for purchasing thousands of juvenile and young adult titles using the Electronic Data Interchange industry standard, to order materials from CPI. <<more>>

July 30, 2015. More libraries choose TLC. The TLC family of libraries continues to grow with the recent addition of customers in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Mercersburg Academy, Venango County Libraries, and Ohio County Public Library are all migrating to The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution integrated library system. <<more>>

July 16, 2015. Baker and Taylor implementation of CARL.X complete. Baker and Taylor has completed the second phase of its migration to CARL.X with the company’s Customized Library Services group implementing TLC’s next generation ILS last month. With this upgrade, CLS will join Baker & Taylor’s Corporate Cataloging Services group who have been enjoying the expanded cataloging capabilities of the CARL.X system since December 2014. <<more>>

July 14, 2015. Standing room only at TLC-hosted ALA session. An information session on social media marketing was the most attended vendor-hosted session at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibits in San Francisco. “Effective Library Marketing with Social Media,” sponsored by the ALA’s Exhibits Round Table (ERT) and hosted by The Library Corporation, attracted 375 attendees to a room in the Moscone Conference Center that had been set for an anticipated audience of 250. <<more>>

June 25, 2015. CARL.Connect Circulation 1.3 Release expands patron registration management and search options. The Library Corporation is poised to release CARL.Connect 1.3 later this month, which will further enhance the library patron and staff experience. <<more>>

June 16, 2015. Social media a potent tool for libraries. Dallas Independent School District is utilizing social media to engage and communicate with its community, and it relies on the SocialFlow media management service to ensure that messages are shared in optimal fashion. <<more>>

April 15, 2015. CARL.Connect expands to the Los Angeles Public Library and the Metropolitan Library System. The Library Corporation has announced that the Los Angeles Public Library and the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma City have purchased CARL.Connect, TLC’s newest integrated library systems product. These libraries will join the Monroe County Library System in New York and the Contra Costa County Library in California, who have implemented CARL.Connect for providing a flexible, platform independent solution to their staff functions. <<more>>

April 7, 2015. CARL.Connect 1.2 released: circulation re-imagined for the 21st century library. The Library Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of CARL.Connect 1.2. CARL customers are taking advantage of the patron driven services that have been a heavy focus for the product. This latest general release puts even more flexibility in the library patrons’ hands and provides for a more proactive customer experience. Paramount to the CARL•Connect 1.2 release is the availability of a paperless registration process, allowing library staff to capture and store a signature while signing up a new patron. This streamlined process presents customizable library policy information, and a signature canvas, eliminating the need for paper forms and tiresome data entry. Libraries can complete the registration on the patron’s terms, whether they are in the library or out in the community. Upon completion of the registration, patrons will have immediate access to their digital library card and can begin enjoying library services instantly. <<more>>

March 25, 2015. TLC’s solid 2014 sets stage for prosperous 2015. The Library Corporation celebrated its 40th year of business by adding new customers, renewing relationships with long-time customers, and bolstering its offerings to public, school, academic, and special libraries. <<more>>

March 19, 2015. South Dakota libraries select TLC. Four libraries in South Dakota will implement The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution integrated library system. TLC already serves more than 4,500 libraries worldwide, but these are the first South Dakota libraries to partner with the company. <<more>>