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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    CONTENTdm API

    • Status: Production
    • Sandbox access: No

    Developer-level access to CONTENTdm metadata and objects.  

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    API access to: CONTENTdm

    QuestionPoint Knowledge Base API

    • Status: Production
    • Sandbox access: No

    Developer-level access to QuestionPoint knowledge base Question and Answer (Q&A) pairs that QuestionPoint libraries saved for future re-use, for FAQ pages, for patron searches. The QuestionPoint global knowledge base is a collection of Q&A pairs contributed by nearly 500 libraries worldwide. Local knowledge bases are built and maintained by single libraries or regional library groups and usually contain information more specific to that group.

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    API access to: QuestionPoint