WMS Availability API

Retrieve Availability information for materials within a specific library's collections

  • Status: Production
  • Sandbox access: Yes

What you get

You can get information about holdings and copy information related to a specific bibliographic identifier, including:

  • Item status
  • Location
  • Shelving Location
  • Call Number
  • Barcode

Who can use it

Sandbox access to this API is available to anyone. Production access is available for libraries that use OCLC's WorldShare Management Systems.

Commercial partnerships are also available.

Authentication & Authorization

The WMS APIs supports the WSKey HMAC Signature and Access Token patterns.

API requests also require attribution to a WorldShare user. Details about on user-level authorization are available in the authentication and authorization overview.

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