WorldShare License Manager API

Search, Read, and List institution-specific license details from a central database of information and actions related to your library’s licensed resources.

  • Status: Production
  • Sandbox access: Yes

What you get

The WorldShare License Manager API provides access to data from WorldShare License Manager, simplifying electronic resource management by consolidating the information you need to keep licenses active and to show your users exactly what resources they can access. This API includes access to:

  • License information for an institution 
  • Specific individual licenses 
  • Search licenses by license name, collection name, or vendor name 
  • List all licenses for an institution with a given status

Who can use it

Sandbox access to this API is available to anyone. Production access is available for libraries with subscriptions to WorldShare License Manager.

Commercial partnerships are also available.

Authentication & Authorization

This API 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.