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Services supported by the knowledge base

  • WorldCat knowledge base API

Create your own uses for the WorldCat knowledge base

A WorldCat knowledge base API provides developer-level access to a library's information in the WorldCat knowledge base. This API can be used to create unique local solutions for your library using data in the knowledge base.

Examples of some libraries' use of the WorldCat knowledge base API include:

Additional information and support for the API is available through the OCLC Developer Network.

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