Logging in


Users with a valid library account and registered in the Cafe Suite programme (Internet access management server) are authorised to use computers and the Internet in the Library premises. These accounts are managed by the Information Desk.

Electronic resources of the Library can be used from any location - in the premises of the Library, in the UWM network and from home computers.
Access to e-resources is possible for authorised users (holders of a library account).

Users can access their library account with their login (ID) and password.

Library card types

  • UWM students and doctoral candidates - a student electronic card serves as the library card. Cards are issued by the deans’ offices.
    • LOGIN (ID) - PESEL (personal ID No.)
    • PASSWORD - while logging in for the first time - a bar code from the student/doctoral candidate card, it is obligatory to change the password in the library system.
  • UWM employees - a UWM employee card serves as the library card after it has been activated/registered by the librarian
    • LOGIN (ID) - PESEL (personal ID No.)
    • PASSWORD - while logging in for the first time - a bar code from the employee card; it is obligatory to change the password in the library system.

Methods of logging in at computer Library workstations

  • students - login: PESEL and password: a bar code from the student card (only at the first logging in or resetting the password, after which the user changes the password into his/her own).
  • UWM employees - just like to the library account (only after individual synchronisation of library and Cafe Suite accounts, i.e. after entering the same passwords in both systems)
  • people external to the UWM — the account is set up by the librarian on duty at the Information Desk (an ID card is required).  

Users, after logging into the network, can use computers and access the Internet in:

  • Subject Collections - workstations: ZOLTA-XX*, ZIELONA-XX, NIEBIESKA-XX
  • Teaching Collection and the main lobby - workstations: WYPOZYCZALNIA-XX
  • Reference Department and Periodicals Reading Room - workstations: INFORMACJA-XX
  • Entresol - workstations: ANTRESOLA-XX.

* XX - work station number

The computers labelled as KATALOG-XX are used exclusively for the library catalogue and resources from the uwm.edu.pl domain.
All users can log in using the computers labelled as intended for the persons with disabilities, including those at which scanners are located. People without special rights are not allowed to use the Abbyy Fine Reader OCR software at the scanners.

Please note that...

  • the library card/student electronic card and password cannot be borrowed or transferred to other people
  • any loss or destruction of the library card must be reported at the Main Lending Desk.
  • any loss or destruction of the electronic card must be reported in the appropriate dean office.