Information for Librarians and Technical Staff

Renewing your subscription

The WWP license year runs from July 1 through June 30. We send out renewal notices in early April each year, which include a simple yes/no renewal form (which you may return by fax, mail, or email) and an invoice. If you wish to renew for more than one year, simply contact us to request an updated invoice. By default we send renewals via email; if you would like to receive your invoice by post, just send email to letting us know where to send it.

WWO subscriber announcements

We maintain an email list for announcements and information about updates, renewals, etc. Institutional contacts are added to this list when they subscribe; if you are not on the list and would like to subscribe, please contact us at

Getting usage statistics

You can find usage statistics for your institution at

Updating your account information

All updates to IP address ranges or contact information should be sent promptly to

Arranging for off-campus access

We encourage institutions to offer off-campus access for their users, via a proxy server or other method, and there is no additional charge for this usage. If you do not run a proxy server and need to provide off-campus access for any reason, please contact us and we can arrange to supply a password.

MARC records WWO texts

MARC records for almost all Women Writers Online texts are available for download from OCLC. In addition, records may be batch downloaded from OCLC. The set of MARC records for WWP texts is available here. There is a small charge from OCLC for the batch download; OCLC members should contact your OCLC network for information. For a list of all available sets, please see the Available WorldCat Collection Sets.

Title-level URLs

Because the texts in the WWP collection are managed through XML database software, the URLs for the individual texts are long and complex, and may change as the collection grows. We provide durable, human-readable title-level URLs which can be used in OPACs and other collection management systems to point to individual texts within the collection. You may freely download the list of URLs and use them in your local system.