Created by OCLC for libraries with WorldShare Management Services, the Digby app is for use by your student workers, volunteers, and staff. It combines simplified workflows with an intuitive interface to accomplish common library tasks more efficiently and with greater accuracy. Digby supports English, French, German, and Spanish and supports the following:

CHANGE ITEM LOCATION: Use the “Change Item Location” feature for updating the permanent or temporary location of monographs. To use the feature, your Digby user account will need an appropriate staff role (visit:

CHECK IN: Scan items’ barcodes to check in items, clear Missing and Lost statuses, and route items to the circulation desk to fulfill holds or transit to another location. View a list of checked-in items that can be sorted by call number or the order they were checked in.

CHECK OUT: Loan items to patrons using a mobile device by scanning the patron and item barcode(s). Share a due date receipt with the patron by email or by printing a copy.

INVENTORY: Scan each item’s barcode and if an item is on hold, or has any of the recognized exceptions, a notification screen will pop-up so items can be pulled for additional processing. At the end of session, share a report that provides a summary of items inventoried plus detailed lists.

PULL LISTS: Access circulation pull lists from the app sorted by library location. Items scanned are marked as pulled with information about where they need to go next. With dynamic updates, quickly refresh the pull list before leaving the stacks. If needed, filter by hold type (e.g., Special Requests, Schedules, etc.), and easily identify holds generated by WorldShare Acquisitions or ZFL-Server via the new “External System Request” indicator.

RESHELVING: Easily track resources used within the library by scanning items that patrons leave on tables and carts. Then return items to their proper place without taking them to the circulation desk for check-in.

SEARCH WORLDCAT DISCOVERY: Search WorldCat Discovery from within Digby, making it possible to readily check the library’s catalog while away from the circulation desk and without exiting the Digby app.

TO USE DIGBY, please first complete the online form at

Once OCLC notifies your library that it’s activated, Digby’s sign-in requires selecting your institution and entering your WMS credentials.

What’s New

Version 3.1.1

Big fixes in Check Out Items feature

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Geocolumbus ,

Gets the jobs done

A veritable Swiss Army knife, Digby allows staff members to take staff functions into the stacks. Reshelve, pull list, inventory and check in for example. I like that Digby gives me an alternative to using the terminal at the desk.

Soph-Da-Loaf ,

June 2020 update makes this app useless

The Digby app has been an essential tool for our library especially as we conduct a comprehensive inventory of our materials. The most recent update makes the app very slow and crashes constantly. We were able to scan around 1000 item per hour and now my best staff member is only able to complete 400 or so. A 60% drop in efficiency is unacceptable. Please fix.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback. We are aware of the issue and are working on a fix. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please contact OCLC Support if you need further information.

UPDATE: We've made a few fixes. Please retry and let us know how many stars you think it is now.

Jimbo543135 ,


Digby allowed me to mobilize my library student workers in a way I thought never possible. Love the app, 5/5!

App Privacy

The developer, OCLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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