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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, 3786 facilities in lib-web-cats)
    Public libraries: 561
    Academic libraries: 100
    School libraries: 89
    179 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl.X (35 libraries, 316 facilities in lib-web-cats)
    Public libraries: 32
    Academic libraries: 1
    School libraries: 0
    11 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl (3 libraries, 4 facilities in lib-web-cats)
    Public libraries: 1
    Academic libraries: 1
    School libraries: 1
    483 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 4106 library facilities included in lib-web-cats 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 Mar 31, 2015

All 287 Press Releases from The Library Corporation

10 most recent items:

March 25, 2015. TLCís 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 Corporationís 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>>

March 10, 2015. TLCís enhanced Reading Level Integration elicits praise. The Library Corporationís Library.Solution and Library.Solution for Schools automation systems now feature Reading Level Integration enhancements that are garnering accolades from media specialists and students.TLC's improved Reading Level Integration is a powerful service that pulls data directly from Lexile and Accelerated Reader vendors and associates by ISBN for display in LS2 Staff, LS2 PAC, and LS2 Kids - modules included with every Library.Solution and Library.Solution for Schools ILS. This means school and public library catalogs automatically include the most current reading level data while reducing the time it takes to catalog that information. TLCís Reading Level Integration also has robust searching capabilities so users can search by an individual reading level or a specified range and see the information directly in their search results. <<more>>

February 12, 2015. Hawaii schools say aloha to TLC. Following a competitive bid process, the Hawaii State Department of Education selected The Library Corporation to provide library automation services for its network of 289 public and charter schools. <<more>>

January 21, 2015. TLC providing SocialFlow media publishing service to library marketplace. The Library Corporation has joined forces with SocialFlow to become its exclusive provider to libraries. SocialFlow is the leading social network distribution and optimization platform in the United States, providing a service that analyzes a customerís real-time conversational data within their social streams and automatically delivers relevant social media content to the right audience at the right time for maximum engagement. 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>>

January 13, 2015. Joint Base Andrews enlists TLCís services. The library entrusted to serve the military personnel and their families at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland has enlisted TLC to provide its automation services. Personnel with the 11th Force Support Squadron, which operates the library at the U.S. Air Force facility near Washington, D.C., recently contracted with The Library Corporation to serve base residents with the Library.Solution ILS. <<more>>

December 17, 2014. Los Angeles Public Library selects CARL.X for the future. The Library Corporation announced that the Los Angeles Public Library has extend their CARLX contract for an additional four years. <<more>>

December 9, 2014. Dallas ISD renews library partnership with TLC. Following an intense bidding process, Dallas Independent School District has selected The Library Corporation for a third consecutive time, continuing a relationship that has blossomed since 2003. Additionally, Dallas ISD is adding SocialFlow to its TLC service agreement, making it the first public school district in the world to implement the popular social media management system. <<more>>

December 3, 2014. TLC and Quipu Group Partner on eCARD Patron Registration and Verification Service Open data model, use of APIs ease implementation for CARL.X customers. TLC has announced a partnership with Quipu Group. This integration will make library implementation of Quipu Groupís eCARD patron registration and verification service simple and efficient, with the use of updated CARL.X web service API offerings. Using address verification and standardization, eCARD is able to grant or block registration based on address data. An additional feature of eCARD is its self-service patron registration interface, which not only allows for greater patron privacy, but also frees up library staff. Using real-time registration, verified patrons can begin using their new account immediately. Library card registration can also be done remotely, for added patron convenience. <<more>>

December 2, 2014. TLC earns prestigious WBENC certification. The Library Corporation has been certified by the Womenís Business Enterprise National Council. Certification gives TLC the ability to compete for real-time business opportunities provided by WBENC corporate members and government agencies. <<more>>