WMS Collection Management API

Developer-level access to WorldCat Local Holding Records (LHRs), with the ability to retrieve, create, update, and delete this information. LHRs let you add your local collection information, such as call numbers, location, notes and more.

  • Status: Production
  • Sandbox access: Yes

What you get

Retrieve and update copy and local holding record information for circulating items within WMS.

Who can use it

Access is available for libraries that use OCLC's WorldShare Management Systems.

Commercial partnerships are also available.

Authentication & Authorization

The WMS APIs 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.