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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 (703 libraries, 3711 facilities in
    Public libraries: 490
    Academic libraries: 76
    School libraries: 78
    336 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl.X (88 libraries, 448 facilities in
    Public libraries: 84
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 1
    18 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl (2 libraries, 3 facilities in
    Public libraries: 1
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 1
    489 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 4162 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   MARC Applied Research subsequently known as 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

Saturday Oct 19, 2019

All 356 Press Releases from The Library Corporation

10 most recent items:

August 22, 2019. CARL.Connect staff’s tablet-friendly design praised for expediting staff workflows. TLC recently released updates to CARL.Connect Staff in version 1.6 that enhance the User Overview function. Check-in and check-out capabilities were improved to provide library staff with the ability to view outstanding transactions on a user’s account without having to navigate to account specific interfaces. The new User Overview feature is accessed during check-in or check-out with one-click hyperlinks and cuts out time-consuming steps that traditionally could bottleneck the process for librarians. <<more>>

August 22, 2019. With surging circulation figures, Berkeley Public Library migrates to TLC’s CARL.X. The Library Corporation announced that Berkeley Public Library in California migrated to the CARL•X integrated library system, taking advantage of the fully hosted service model that TLC offers to customers. <<more>>

July 25, 2019. The Library Network celebrates a successful year using TLC’s CARL.X. The Library Network in Southeast Michigan successfully migrated to TLC’s CARL.X ILS after 15 years with SirsiDynix Symphony. TLN says that their May 2018 launch of CARL.X in 50 libraries had no major problems or issues, and they checked out over 22,000 items on the first day. <<more>>

April 26, 2019. TLC.SmartTECH goes on the Road. On March 27th, TLC hosted an open house in our West Virginia office for customers and local legislators, featuring products from our SmartTECH line. With our STEM initiative evolving over the course of years, we are curating numerous products and solutions for libraries and schools. The TLC•SmartTECH team displayed what a makerspace with no limitations can look like, pushing the boundaries of innovation, design, engineering, and art for the 21st century classroom and library. <<more>>

February 14, 2019. Updates to CARL.X, CARL.Connect Discovery and CARL.Connect Staff. TLC announced the release of CARL.X version 9.6.3, CARL.Connect Discovery version 3.4.5, and CARL.Connect Staff version 1.5.3. These releases continue TLC’s trend of providing user-centered solutions to both library users and library staff. Each update removes barriers to service, and empowers libraries to connect with their unique communities. <<more>>

January 24, 2019. Berkeley Public Library selects TLC’s CARL as their next ILS. TLC announced that Berkeley Public Library in California chose CARL.X as their next integrated library system, taking advantage of the fully hosted service model that TLC offers its customers. <<more>>

January 11, 2019. Library.Solution upgrades to Version 5.4.1. The Library Corporation announces the release of Library.Solution version 5.4.1. This new release includes many features in the ILS, most noteworthy the ease of use with batch editing in cataloging. Batch editing has been simplified by making titles and items editable with a drop-down menu for TLC's web-based, award winning software, LS2 Cataloging. <<more>>

November 30, 2018. Updates to CARL.Connect Discovery shows TLC’s commitment to user experience. The Library Corporation is pleased to announce the release of CARL.Connect Discovery version 3.4. CARL.Connect Discovery is a native discovery service that is distinguished by a focus on user experience. This round of development concentrated on solutions that improve the usefulness of the library catalog for both patrons and staff. To that end, v3.4 brings the highly anticipated FRBRized discovery experience to CARL libraries, and provides new visibility to library collections with updates to the CARL.Connect Discovery Search Engine Optimization (SEO) features. <<more>>

August 20, 2018. CARL continues to lead libraries into the future. The Library Corporation is pleased to announce our latest product updates with the release of CARL.X v9.6, CARL.Connect Staff v1.5, and CARL.X APIs v1.9.3. <<more>>

July 20, 2018. Building upon innovations introduced with Library.Solution. Building upon innovations introduced with Library.Solution v5.0, which included the award winning LS2 Cataloging, TLC continues its push to remove the complexities and inefficiencies library staff face daily by legacy ILS systems. With the release of Library.Solution v5.3.1, libraries can utilize all new features, such as Item Spaces, the reinvented Fast Add Cataloging, and improved item visibility and access rules for multi-branch libraries, school districts and library consortia. <<more>>