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Why can't I search by barcode in WorldCat Discovery?

  • Barcode searches by keyword or your Local Holdings records do not return results in WorldCat Discovery
Applies to
  • WorldCat Discovery
  • The checkbox in Service Configuration under  WorldCat Discovery and WCL > Local and Enhanced Content > Enable searching of Local Holdings records may be unchecked.
    Check that box and the Local Holdings Records you have loaded will become searchable.

  • If this option is turned on and your barcode is still unsearchable, open the LHR in Record Manager and click save.
    This will resync the record and make it searchable.
    Refresh your Discovery and attempt the search again.

  • If your barcodes are still unsearchable, contact OCLC Support with a few example barcodes

Additional information

There is more available on indexes available for Local Holdings Records.

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