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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 (813 libraries, 3790 facilities in
    Public libraries: 564
    Academic libraries: 101
    School libraries: 89
    184 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl.X (30 libraries, 308 facilities in
    Public libraries: 29
    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 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

Tuesday Dec 1, 2015

All 301 Press Releases from The Library Corporation

10 most recent items:

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>>

September 10, 2015. CARL.X API Version 1.7.8 released. The Library Corporation announced the availability of their latest round of API development, v1.7.8. This version of web service APIs continues to build upon TLC’s full-featured API offerings as part of the core CARL product line.With this release, TLC continues their trend of sharing reliable APIs with CARL.X libraries so that they can extend their own additional services to their customers. TLC also invests in its API development by actively using them within the CARL product line. CARL.X API v1.7.8 improves upon Administrative Services, Patron Services, Cataloging and Circulation. The CARL customer base is currently enjoying improved global editing functionality within the CARL.X ILS and enhancements to CARL.Connect Circulation to include Account Merge functionality and the ability to quickly register or search for a patron’s account by scanning the 2D barcode on their driver’s license. <<more>>

September 1, 2015. The Los Angeles Public Library implements the SocialFlow media management service. The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) is the first CARL customer to implement SocialFlow, the leading social media publishing platform used for the distribution and optimization of content to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.Earlier this year, The Library Corporation joined forces with SocialFlow to become its exclusive provider to libraries. SocialFlow can optimize the social media presence of any library regardless of its automation system, and TLC is the only library vendor to offer such a service. <<more>>

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>>