Library Catalogue API


Library Catalogue API


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API Access (English) JSON Go to resource
Accès à l’interface API (Français) JSON Go to resource

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Access library catalogue data through the BiblioCommons API. BiblioCommons is a social discovery layer for public libraries that combines search and account management capabilities with a social sharing and discovery platform. The API enables library partners to integrate data from the BiblioCommons system into their website and other applications. Currently the API supports public data only, and does not provide access to any customer account data.

The BiblioCommons API is implemented using common REST principles. Currently the API supports GET requests over HTTPS, and returns responses as JSON objects.

For access to the API, please submit the following form:

Please do no contact Bibliocommons directly through their developer portal for API access or support.

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As an API the data is live.

There are no known issues with the data.


A full list of available data can be found at:

Note: technical documentation is available in English only. Can be made available in French upon request; contact data author (

Author Chris Simmons
Author Email Chris Simmons
Maintainer Technology Services Department, Ottawa Public Library
Maintainer Email Technology Services Department, Ottawa Public Library


Developer Tools

  • The information on this page (the publication metadata) is also available in JSON format
    Link to JSON format