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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 (809 libraries, 3780 facilities in
    Public libraries: 561
    Academic libraries: 97
    School libraries: 89
    194 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl.X (35 libraries, 319 facilities in
    Public libraries: 33
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 0
    14 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl (2 libraries, 3 facilities in
    Public libraries: 1
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 1
    487 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 4102 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

Sunday May 29, 2016

All 307 Press Releases from The Library Corporation

10 most recent items:

May 26, 2016. TLC integration with LibraryH3lp complete. The Library Corporation announced that LibraryH3lp’s live chat service is now fully integrated with their LS2 PAC for CARL online public access catalog, building on TLC’s long standing commitment to ensure libraries can meet the evolving needs of their customers. <<more>>

May 6, 2016. TLC announces management changes. Two longtime employees of The Library Corporation have been promoted to senior management positions. John Burns is TLC’s new Vice President of Sales, and Sherry Banks has been named Director of Inwood Operations. <<more>>

April 20, 2016. TLC’s family of libraries continues to grow. Three more prestigious libraries recently joined thousands of other library locations worldwide that use The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution integrated library system. <<more>>

April 7, 2016. Loudoun County Public Library upgrades to TLC’s CARL.X ILS. Loudoun County Public Library in Virginia implemented The Library Corporation’s CARL.X integrated library system, debuting TLC’s modern, intuitive online catalog and open and powerful staff interfaces on March 29. <<more>>

February 19, 2016. Brevard County Public Libraries extends CARL.X contract for five years. TLC announced that the Brevard County Public Libraries in Florida have renewed their CARL.X contract for an additional five years. Brevard County implemented CARL.X in 2008 and will continue their partnership with TLC by transitioning to CARL’s Software as a Service (SaaS) solution in order to take advantage of the fully hosted service model that TLC provides. <<more>>

December 8, 2015. TLC library automation selected by Columbia College in Vancouver. The library at Canada’s Columbia College is discarding its Follett Athena integrated library system in favor of The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution automation system. TLC’s powerful yet user-friendly ILS is becoming increasingly popular in Canada, with Library.Solution being used across the country by libraries in five provinces and the Yukon. <<more>>

November 12, 2015. ILS improvements take center stage at TLC users conference. Product enhancements announced at The Library Corporation’s annual users conference are opening up new cataloging and workflow possibilities for libraries using TLC’s Library.Solution and CARL.X automation systems. <<more>>

October 20, 2015. TLC announces new Live online chat service with CARL.Connect Reports Concierge. TLC announced the latest phase of their CARL.Connect development with the introduction of CARL.Connect Reports, which will be released in 2016. Key to this functionality is the groundbreaking CARL•Connect Reports Concierge that boasts a Live Chat feature where library staff at a Director level can seek information at the time of their reporting needs, using an online chat interface that exists within the CARL.Connect Reports environment. <<more>>

October 2, 2015. Loudoun County Public Library selects CARL as their next ILS. The Library Corporation announced that Loudoun County Public Library in Virginia has selected CARL.X to meet their ILS needs, and will take advantage of CARL’s Software as a Service solution. <<more>>

September 26, 2015. TLC celebrates library card sign-up month by offering 2D barcode scanning in CARL.Connect. Leveraging new 2D barcode scanning features builds upon the already streamlined paperless registration process that allows library staff to capture and store a signature while signing up a new patron, making inefficient library card registration and sign-up a thing of the past. <<more>>