WMS NCIP Service
A Web service to handle common library user-facing functions based on the industry standard NCIP functionality (NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol, also known as Z39.83). Part of the suite of APIs related to OCLC WorldShare Management Services.
- Status: Production
- Sandbox access: Yes
What you get
NCIP message to support library staff functions:
- Circulate library materials
- Manage hold requests for materials
As well as patron functionality:
- Retrieve user account (checkouts, holds, fines)
- Place and update library holds for materials
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
API requests also require attribution to a WorldShare user. Details about on user-level authorization are available in the authentication and authorization overview.