Admin: Different terminology for your ebrary site identifier

For your ebrary site, there is only one unique identifier:  your ebrary site identifier. It is the part of the URL to your ebrary site that is unique to your institution.

For example, if your URL is:

Then “hometownschool” is your ebrary site identifier.


Discovery systems may ask for your ebrary site identifier by a different label:

  • OCLC asks for “Channel ID” or “Linking ID” or “Provider ID
  • Summon and 360 Link ask for “Custom ebrary database URL

For all of these, it is your ebrary site identifier they are asking for, e.g. “hometownschool”.  In some cases, Summon and 360 Link want the entire URL, e.g.