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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
  • 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 search by and see holding libraries’ OCLC symbols
  • Staff view of WorldShare ILL (if applicable)

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.