Help: Worldshare Management Services (WMS)
Wallace Library recently updated its catalog interface to a system known as WorldShare, or WMS for short. Please check our FAQ and tutorials below to get acquainted. We are also offering drop-in hours for individual help throughout the spring semester.
Do I need to get get a new borrowing card?
No, everything stays the same. Simply present your Wheaton ID at the Main Desk to check out books and other items.
Is there still a JournalFinder?
Yes. It looks a little different, but the basic functionality – finding specific journals by title – remains the same.
What about off-campus access to library resources?
Instead of using your name and library barcode to login, you'll use your W# and password. That's the only change!
Will any training be provided?
Absolutely. We are offering workshops and drop-in hours throughout the spring semester – check the sidebar for dates and times. If you need immediate help, contact one of the R&I librarians to walk you through.
How does this affect HELIN?
All HELIN libraries transitioned to WMS together and are sharing tips and tricks about it with each other, in addition to the resources we've already been sharing. Requesting things from other HELIN schools works very similarly to before, with slight differences in the look and feel of the interface.
Can we still borrow from other HELIN member libraries?
Yes you can! Just like in the old catalog, you can request items that Wheaton does not own from another HELIN library. The interface looks a bit different – most importantly, the request button now reads "Place Hold" – but otherwise the process is the same as always. And instead of using your name and library barcode, you can now log into your library account to request books etc. with your WID and password.
Contact a Librarian
Feel free to get in touch with one of your librarians for further assistance and to provide feedback. Thank you!