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How do I request an API WSKey?

Applies to
  • APIs

To request a WSKey you will need to complete the API application form on the OCLC Developer Network site.  Once completed, your WSKey request will be reviewed to make sure you have the requisite subscriptions. If you do, the WSKey will be sent directly to you.

If you would like a sandbox key for the Metadata API, please request a production key and a sandbox key will be included with it.

The WorldShare Identity Management API cannot be requested via the API application form due to the information needed to set up the WSKey. To request a WorldShare Identity Management API WSKey, please contact and include whether you would like to search by barcode or correlationInfo/sourceSystemId.

Businesses with no WorldShare account wanting a WSKey to use APIs should contact with a description of their project to be considered for OCLC's Partner Program

Unfortunately, we do not provide WSKeys or API access to students or other individuals.

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