Signing up for a WorldCat account is fast and easy, and requires only an e-mail address. A WorldCat account lets you:
You access the Create an Account screen by clicking the WorldCat Sign in link in the upper right corner of the screen. From the pop-up, click create a free account.
|1||Enter a unique user name, password and e-mail address. [Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
Note: User names must be fewer than 35 characters, letters or numbers only with no special characters or spaces.
Once you have established your account, your user name cannot be changed. If you want another user name, you must create another account with a different e-mail address.
|2||Read the Terms of Service.|
|3||Check the age certification check box.|
|4||Type the word(s) shown in the image directly below the check box.|
Select the I agree button.
Once you've established a WorldCat account, you can sign in from any WorldCat page. Click the Sign in link in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Enter your user name and password, then click Continue.
If you forgot your password:
|1||Click the Forgot your password? link from the pop-up window.|
|2||On the resulting screen, type your E-mail Address.|
|3||Click Send me a new password.
Result: An e-mail with a new password for your account is sent to your e-mail address.
|4||After you sign in, you may change the password to a preferred password.|
After you sign in, you may change your password by clicking Change Password from the My WorldCat drop-down menu at the top of the screen (see image below).
|2||On the resulting screen, type your Current Password, and then type the New Password. Re-type the New Password to confirm your choice.|
|3||Click Change Password.
Result: You will be redirected to your WorldCat profile page.
Contact OCLC Support to let us know you no longer wish to have an account on WorldCat.org. Include your user name and e-mail so we may confirm with you that your account has been deleted.
Your library membership—the account associated with your library card—is what allows you to perform activities at your library's Web site, such as reserving a book, join a waiting list, manage your requested items, ask a librarian a question about an item, search databases, or pull up the electronic full text of a magazine article.
Search results and item details often link into these online services at your local library. But only your library membership will give you full access to them. If you do not have a membership at your local library, aren't sure whether you have already created an account on the library's Web site, or have forgotten the user name or password associated with your account, visit the account maintenance area on the library's Web site to see what options are available to you.
Your library can set up to seven custom Web links that will display in the institution's drop-down menu at the top of the screen (for an example, see the image below). These links lead to useful resources such as your library's home page, sign in screen, Ask a Librarian, Chat, A to Z journal lists, or your account page.
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