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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
  • Rich Jacobson -- Chief Operating Officer
  • Calvin Whittington -- Director of Finance and Administration
  • Brad Murphy -- Vice President, Singapore Operations
  • Paul Leppert -- Vice President -- Managing Director TLC Denver
  • John Burns -- Vice President of Sales
  • Sherry Banks -- Director of Inwood Operations
  • Sam Brenizer -- Director of Product Management, Inwood
  • Lorrie Ann Butler -- Director of Product Strategy and Customer Relations, Denver

Company Ownership

Library automation systems

The Library Corporation offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Library.Solution (767 libraries, 3761 facilities in
    Public libraries: 536
    Academic libraries: 93
    School libraries: 77
    260 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl.X (37 libraries, 405 facilities in
    Public libraries: 34
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 1
    15 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl (2 libraries, 3 facilities in
    Public libraries: 1
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 1
    490 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 4169 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

Friday Jun 23, 2017

All 327 Press Releases from The Library Corporation

10 most recent items:

June 20, 2017. TLC releases LS2 Cataloging for Library.Solution. The Library Corporation is excited to announce the summer release of LS2 Cataloging for the Library.Solution ILS platform. TLC’s LS2 Cataloging for Library.Solution delivers robust yet intuitive web-based tools that simplify cataloging for everyone from seasoned collections technicians to first-year library assistants using a fully responsive design. <<more>>

June 8, 2017. TLC congratulates the Nashville Public Library as 2017 Library of the Year. The Library Corporation congratulates the Nashville Public Library on being named the 2017 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year. NPL, an upcoming member of the TLC family, is being recognized for its service to their community, creativity and innovation in developing specific community programs, an increase in library usage, and leadership in creating programs that can be emulated by other libraries. The competitive process that began with close to 25 entrants was narrowed down by staff members from the Library Journal and Gale, a Cengage company, as well as the previous year’s Library of the Year award recipient. <<more>>

May 26, 2017. TLC Releases CARL.X 9.4.2, CARL.Connect 1.4 and CARL.Connect Discovery 3.2.5. The Library Corporation has announced the availability of their latest round of development for the CARL product line with the release of CARL.X v9.4.2, CARL.Connect v1.4 and CARL.Connect Discovery v3.2.5. <<more>>

April 4, 2017. TLC’s family of libraries continues to grow. The Library Corporation announced that Brown County Public Library has chosen the Library•Solution® integrated library system to provide premier automation services for its staff and patrons. <<more>>

March 9, 2017. Monroe County Library System selects TLC’s CARL ILS after competitive search. The Library Corporation announced that the Monroe County Library System in Rochester, NY has chosen to continue their partnership with TLC by selecting the CARL integrated library system. With this decision, MCLS will remain a valued member of the TLC family that includes thousands of other libraries worldwide using their premium services. <<more>>

March 8, 2017. Maitland Public Library chooses TLC. Maitland Public Library in Florida has chosen the Library.Solution integrated library system to provide state-of-the-art service to staff and borrowers. Going live on April 1, Maitland will also be one of the first libraries to implement TLC's next-generation cataloging solution, LS2 Cataloging. <<more>>

March 1, 2017. TLC partnership makes SocialFlow available to government entities. The Library Corporation has added SocialFlow to TLC’s U.S. Government Services Administration schedule contract that makes SocialFlow’s social media content-distribution tool pre-approved for federal purchasing. The GSA contract gives federal entities access to the same powerful platform currently used by the largest media companies and most prestigious libraries in the world. <<more>>

February 23, 2017. TLC Announces Compatibility of CARL.X with mk Solutions. The Library Corporation announced full compatibility between CARL.X and mk Solutions’ self-check products with integrated payment offerings including cash, card, and NFC payment. Sharing a philosophy that aims to bring an enhanced personalized experience to the library marketplace helped drive this successful collaboration. <<more>>

January 27, 2017. TLC’s CARL.X now integrated with Marmot Library Network’s Pika discovery layer. The Library Corporation and Marmot Library Network are pleased to announce the full integration of the CARL.X ILS with the Pika discovery layer. The partnership began in support of the groundbreaking Limitless Libraries program of the Nashville Public Library and Metro Nashville Public Schools as both organizations plan to migrate to the CARL.X integrated library system in the coming months. Limitless Libraries is a cooperative program between NPL and MNPS with the goal of improving school libraries, fostering resource sharing between the two institutions, and improving student access to learning materials. <<more>>

January 11, 2017. TLC’s CARL.Connect receives Gold in 2017 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks. The Library Corporation is pleased to announce that CARL.Connect has received a gold award in LibraryWorks’ third annual Modern Library Awards (MLA’s) for its Mobile Discovery platform. Setting itself apart with its ability to connect users with library services and engage with the social-local-mobile (SoLoMo) movement, CARL•Connect Discovery Mobile meets the needs of a growing “always on, always in touch” population. Released in 2016, CARL•Connect Discovery Mobile was designed with a sleek, responsive platform that dynamically directs users to a mobile version of the online catalog on any smartphone. It also provides a host of preeminent features that allow for a more local and personalized experience. Some of these include geolocation services, opt-in and notification, mobile app offerings, personalized reading recommendations, and access to a Digital Library Card. <<more>>