Classify books, videos, CDs and other materials based on identifier: ISBN or OCLC Number

  • Status: Experimental
  • Sandbox access: No

Access to the Classify API is provided through a secure endpoint.

If you are on OCLC member library and you know your OCLC symbol and WorldShare username and password, please visit the API Keys page to request a key

If you do not know your OCLC symbol and/or your WorldShare username and password, or if you are associated with a commercial partner, please contact us.


What you get

Retrieve bibliographic work details including

  • Basic work level metadata
  • Suggested classifications for the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification schemes
  • Edition details
  • Holdings information
  • Subject headings

Who can use it

Classify is available to anyone for non-commercial use.