Using the OCLC Services account page

This page offers instructions for using the OCLC Services page to either create an account or to add a service to your existing account.

Each institution has a library-specific WorldShare URL with the format below. Each staff member should have their own account credentials. By default, administrative roles will be assigned. To edit roles or manage account, see the WorldShare Admin Online Help.


To get started, identify with one of the statements. Click the button for instructions:

Not sure which to choose? 

Find more information about accounts (expand)

You have an existing OCLC Services account (credentials for the WorldShare interface) if you have access to any of the following:
     - WorldShare Acquisitions, or Circulation
     - WorldShare Interlibrary Loan
     - WorldShare Collection Manager (Metadata tab)
     - WorldShare Record Manager (Metadata tab)
     - WorldShare License Manager
Or, if you have a staff sign in for your library's WorldCat Discovery interface.


About WorldShare accounts

The WorldShare interface is home to OCLC’s various cloud-based applications and is where you will administer some of the settings for your library’s WorldShare applications. Each institution with WorldShare access has a unique WorldShare URL; OCLC recommends that each staff member use their own account rather than using a shared account.

Create and add services
Use the information on the remainder of this page either to create a new individual account or to add a new service to your existing, individual WorldShare account.

If your institution does not yet have a WorldShare URL, it will be created in the process and you will be directed to the interface where you should take note of the URL. Note that some products and services require you to complete a request form before you use the OCLC Services page.

You will need to enter a 9-digit service authorization
You will also need to enter the appropriate password (the system password or the administrative password, depending on the service).

Libraries that do not have a cataloging subscription:
You have an alternative process to the one described on this page. After filling out the request form (if required), you will get an email instructing you to to set a password.
Libraries in regions outside of the U.S.: You might have an alternative process as well.

Create additional staff accounts

Option 1: If you need additional accounts for your staff, direct them to follow the instruction on this page to use the OCLC Services account page. By default, administrative roles will be assigned.

Option 2: If you have administrative roles for an application, you have the option to create staff accounts for the application in the Admin module in the WorldShare interface where you can assign non-administrative roles.

Need help? Contact Order Services with the information they need to help you manage accounts.

Manage staff accounts
If you have administrative roles for an application, use the Admin module in the WorldShare interface to edit roles and other account information.

Find more information about roles
See all of the WorldShare roles.

I do NOT have an OCLC Services account or an account for the WorldShare interface.

Create an account

I already have an OCLC Services account; I use another WorldShare application.

Add services to your existing account


Your nine digit service authorization

You will need your 9-digit service authorization and appropriate password (the system password or the administrative password, depending on the service).

Your institution might have more than one authorization/password combination. You must use the one that is associated with the service you are adding or migrating from.

9-digit format (with or without dashes) Password required Accessible migrating services New service association
100-xxx-xxx Administrative password FirstSearch, WorldCat/ FirstSearch database content Staff accounts in the WorldCat Discovery interface
100-xxx-xxx System password Access to (full) cataloging functions, Connexion WorldShare Metadata Services, Record Manager and Collection Manager
100-xxx-xxx System password Resource Sharing/ILL WorldShare ILL

Create an account

Visit the OCLC Services account page (https://share.worldcat.org/myaccount). Click on the Create account button and follow the prompts.

1 Enter your authorization
Type your 9-digit number and password. Example: 100-XXX-XXX (type with or without dashes). Click "Next."

The name of your institution should appear. Email orders@oclc.org if you see the message: “Your institution is not currently provisioned to access this service.”

2 Confirm your institution
The institution's name should be listed as well as the service roles being added to your account. Roles are associated with each service in the WorldShare interface. They let you know what tasks your account can perform. Find more information on roles.

Clicking "Not my institution" will allow you to start over.

3 Create your new account
Fill out all fields and click "Create Account."

Username: Must be three characters or more, with at least one English letter. Spaces and the following characters are not allowed: < > , ; : / [ ] ( )

Password: Should be case-sensitive, and must be six characters or more, with at least one non-alphabetic character. Spaces and the following characters are not allowed: ; : ' . (the period is included as not allowed)

Congratulations!! You can now sign in to your new service. Click on the button with the name of the application (or the suite it is in). You will be taken to your institution’s WorldShare URL. Sign in using the username and password you just created.

Please note your username and password. Bookmark or write down your WorldShare URL using the format:

https://yourlibrary.share.worldcat.org/wms

You will need to edit the bookmark to match the correct format.


Add services to your account

Follow the steps to add a new service to your existing account. Visit the OCLC Services account page (https://share.worldcat.org/myaccount). Below the list of services on the right, click on the Add services to my account button and follow the prompts.

Use your OCLC symbol, institution name or zip code to search for your institution and select it. You will be brought to a log in screen. Enter your WorldShare credentials.

1 Enter your authorization
Enter your 9-digit number and password. Example: 100-XXX-XXX (type with or without dashes). Click "Next."

Email orders@oclc.org if you see the message: “Your institution is not currently provisioned to access this service.”

2 (You will see your institution's name and information about service roles. Find more information on roles.)

3 Add your new services
Click "Confirm" or follow the prompt.

You can now use the service. Click on the name of the application or suite. You will be taken to your institution’s WorldShare URL and to your account.

If you do not see your new service in the interface, try refreshing your browser or logging out and logging back in.


Accounts for additional staff members

Staff members can go through the same procedure as described above to use the OCLC Services account page. They should start at the beginning of the page to decide if they are creating or adding to an account. Please note: Accounts will be assigned administrative roles; the account holder will have the permissions to add and delete other accounts.

Edit roles and manage accounts in the Admin module

Staff roles without the permissions to manage other accounts are available. You or any other staff member with an administrative role for an application can edit and manage other staff accounts for that application using the Admin module in the WorldShare interface.

See the WorldShare Admin Online Help for more information.

If you forget your WorldShare URL

Visit the OCLC Services account page: https://share.worldcat.org/myaccount

  1. Click on the name of your service. For example: WorldShare Metadata Services
  2. Follow the prompt to search for your institution with your OCLC symbol, institution’s name or zip code. Choose your institution from the list and click Continue.
  3. Type your username and password and click Sign In.

Bookmark or write down your WorldShare URL. Use the format shown:

https://yourlibrary.share.worldcat.org/wms

You will need to edit your bookmark to match the correct format.