National Union Catalogue - Voilà

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About Voilà

Voilà, the National Union Catalogue, is a single point of access to the collections of libraries across Canada. Included are books, magazines, maps, music, and more, including works in special format (e.g., braille, large print, talking books, captioned videos, etc.), for persons who are print- or hearing-impaired.

Voilà is hosted by OCLC, an international nonprofit library cooperative.


Contributing records to Voilà

By subscribing to OCLC services, Canadian libraries can contribute to Voilà and help to provide a single window for Canadians and researchers from around the world seeking access to Canadian library collections. Information on subscribing to OCLC services can be obtained by contacting

LAC-Funded Subscriptions for Small Public and Academic Libraries

Information about LAC-funded subscriptions for OCLC copy cataloguing (including the sharing of holdings) and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is available on the questions and answers page.

Z39.50 Access

Libraries wishing to search Voilà using Z39.50 for ILL purposes may do so free of charge. To receive the Z39.50 configuration settings, please register with OCLC.

Libraries wishing to download MARC21 records from Voilà via Z39.50 for copy cataloguing will need a full OCLC cataloguing subscription. For further details, contact

The questions and answers page contains more information about other copy cataloguing and ILL options.

Search Help

Detailed information on searching Voilà is available online, along with a training video.

Contact information

For technical questions about using Voilà, contact

For questions about joining Voilà or becoming an OCLC member, contact

For other questions about services to Canadian libraries, contact

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