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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 (691 libraries, 3687 facilities in
    Public libraries: 480
    Academic libraries: 75
    School libraries: 77
    359 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl.X (120 libraries, 501 facilities in
    Public libraries: 115
    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 4191 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 Apr 4, 2020

All 364 Press Releases from The Library Corporation

10 most recent items:

March 24, 2020. La Porte County Public Library selects Library.Solution. The Library Corporation is pleased to announce La Porte County Public Library has selected Library.Solution as their next-generation library management platform. <<more>>

March 5, 2020. TLC welcomes the OWLSnet Consortium of Wisconsin. The Library Corporation announced that OWLSnet, a public library consortium consisting of 29 libraries with 49 locations across two library systems in Northeast Wisconsin, has joined the CARL•X family. <<more>>

February 26, 2020. Lexington Public Library earns five-star rating. The Library Corporation applauds The Lexington Public Library, for being recognized by the Library Journal as a 2019 Five-Star Library. This is the library’s first time receiving such a distinction. <<more>>

February 24, 2020. TLC Announces John Burns as COO. The Library Corporation today announced that John Burns has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer, based out of global headquarters in Inwood, W.Va. Formerly TLC’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, John will continue to report to Annette Murphy, President, and CEO of The Library Corporation. <<more>>

January 30, 2020. Dallas ISD selects TLC’s Library.Solution for Schools. The Library Corporation announced that Dallas ISD has selected Library.Solution for Schools as its Library Management Platform. <<more>>

December 17, 2019. The newest version of Library.Solution introduces the Inventory module. The release of Library.Solution for Schools 5.5.x introduced updated inventory workflows to support a librarian’s shelf management tasks. <<more>>

December 4, 2019. Updates to Library.Solution shows TLC’s commitment to user experience. The Library Corporation announced the release of Library.Solution version 5.5.2. The numerous features included in this iteration of Library•Solution builds upon TLC’s goal of creating the industry’s leading library management platform to provide users with operational efficiency. <<more>>

November 28, 2019. TLC welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors. The Library Corporation is pleased to announce two new members to their Board of Directors. Patricia Culkin, a founding partner and former lead developer for the CARL Corporation, and Calvin Whittington, a long tenured TLC employee who worked as the Director of Finance and Administration since 1987. <<more>>

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>>