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How do I request a WSKey for the WorldCat Search API?

Applies to
  • WorldCat Discovery
  • API

To request a WSKey for the WorldCat Search API (Web Service) you will need to complete the API application form.  Once completed, your WSKey request will be reviewed to make sure you have the requisite WorldCat Discovery/FirstSearch and OCLC Cataloging subscriptions. If you do, the WSKey will be sent directly to you.

Businesses with no WorldShare account wanting a WS-Key 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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