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Open Hours

Learn how to set your institution's hours of operation for the WorldCat registry in OCLC Service Configuration.

Use this screen to set your hours of operation. To access this screen, sign in Service Configuration, open the WorldCat Registry left navigation and select Open Hours.

  • If you are using WMS, the hours you set on this screen will be used in your circulation policies (to determine due dates, calculate fines, etc.).
  • If you are not using WMS, the hours you set on this screen will only be listed in the WorldCat registry.
  • You can override your branch hours on the Branch Opening Hours Override Settings screen in WMS Institution module by signing in with your branch's Branch Registry ID. For information on signing into Service Configuration, see Signing In.

Time Zone

To set your institution's time zone:

  1. Select the time zone from the list, or
  2. Click Auto-Detect Time Zone to automatically set your time zone. This is based on your institution's geolocation, as set on the Map screen.

Normal Hours

To set your institution's hours:

  1. Click on a day in the table to modify its hours individually, or click one of the buttons at the bottom of the table to set hours for multiple days.
  2. Select an Open Status.
  3. If you selected Open, enter an Opening Time and Closing Time.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click Save Changes

Special Hours

If you are a WMS library, you must first set your institution's Normal Hours in order for Special Hours to be used in your circulation policies.

Add special hours

  1. Click Add Special Hours.
  2. Enter a Description.
  3. Select the dates the special hours last using the calendars.
  4. Select an Open Status.
  5. If you selected Open, enter an Opening Time and Closing Time.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Save Changes.

Edit Special hours

  1. Select the check box next to the hours you want to edit.
  2. Click Edit Selected.
  3. Edit the fields.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Delete special hours

  1. Select the check box next to the hours you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete Selected.
  3. Click Save Changes.

Hours URL Page

To set an online link to your institution’s hours page, enter a URL. This link will appear in the WorldCat registry.

  • If you are using WMS you must enter Normal Hours in order for your institution's hours to be used in your circulation policies.

 

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