Web Services

If you’re ready to get down to the nitty gritty of OCLC web services, you’re in the right place. Find documentation for API URLs, content negotiation options, response formats and sample requests. Prefer to learn by doing? Try an API using our API Explorer.

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    WMS License Manager API

    • Status: Beta
    • Sandbox access: Yes

    Developer-level access to a specific institution's license information and global license templates stored in License Manager. License Manager is a unique electronic resource management solution that consolidates the management of link resolution with vendor, licensing and subscription management.

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    API access to: WorldShare License Manager

We are a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration. Learn more »