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Staff features

See the features of the staff view of the WorldCat Discovery interface.

Library staff has the option to Sign In to the WorldCat Discovery interface in order to benefit from the staff features that are not visible to patrons. The staff view of WorldCat Discovery includes the:

  • OCLC number in the brief record shown in search results
    • View the OCLC Number directly within the search results
  • Option to display the MARC record
    • Available for libraries that maintain up-to-date holdings in WorldCat and have an OCLC cataloging or CatExpress subscription
  • Ability to create and place ILL requests for patrons directly in the Discovery interface using the Staff ILL Request button. 
    • Click the Staff ILL Request button from the item record detail to view the item record from within the WorldShare ILL or Tipasa interface.  View holdings for the item and click Create Request to populate the request form with the bibliographic information of the item. 
      • For additional information about processing requests in WorldShare ILL, please see Process requests.
      • For additional information about processing requests in Tipasa, please see Process requests.
    • Available to libraries with access to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan or Tipasa.  Staff members will need the WorldShare ILL Admin or WorldShare ILL User roles.  See Interlibrary Loan roles for more information.


Watch a video

Staff features in WorldCat Discovery (4:40)

This video reviews the staff features that are part of WorldCat Discovery.


For information on creating accounts for your staff members, see Create users in the WorldShare Admin Online Help.

To manage accounts in WorldShare, see User Management.
Need help? Contact OCLC Order services. If your library does NOT have a WorldCat Discovery URL, please see the information on the Ordering page.