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DETAIL inspiration database

The Main Library is pleased to announce trial access to DETAIL inspiration database

This image and reference database uses precise, relevant visual inspirations to support architects in their search for construction solutions. With more than 3,000 projects from the last 30 years, DETAIL inspiration is a highly valuable source of research and inspiration for architects, giving access to reference photographs, sketches, technical product information, within a clearly structured search and filter system. All project descriptions are available for download. The database design is optimized for your smart phone, tablet and desktop.

The trial access will be available till November 30, 2017
Access to the database is possible:
- from university computers network - without logging
- from other computers (outside university network) – available only for users registered to WUT Main Library
All opinions about this database can be sent to Main Library Reference Department: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Changes in payment methods

As of December 1, 2017, at the WUT Main Library, Branches and Students' Halls of Residence payments will only be possible via PayU (electronic payment system) or by using traditional bank transfer.
Cash payments will not be accepted.

Library training for 1st year undergraduate students 2017/2018

We inform that the library training for the 1st year undergraduate students will be conducted in electronic way on the following platform: Platforma Edukacyjna Politechniki Warszawskiej.
The course will be accessible from 23.11 to 4.12 (for all students who study in English as language of instruction).
The training is obligatory. Follow the instruction below to log in:

  1. Select „Log in using your USOSWeb account"
  2. The login and  the password are the same as to the USOSWeb
  3. Enter your login: PESEL number or email adress used in the registration portal (or other ID from the Dean’s Office of your faculty if you do not have the PESEL number)
  4. Enter your password to USOSWeb. Students who log in for the first time have to enter password from “Registration portal for Warsaw University of Technology study candidates”. If you forgot the password, try to recover the password on your own here. If you couldn’t manage recovering the password please contact your Deans’ Office
  5. Select the Course: Library Training

If you would like to complete the library training, but you are not studying at the 1st semester, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following data:
•    name and surname
•    index number (numer albumu)
•    e-mail address
•    faculty
•    semester of studies
•    why you would like to participate in the library training
The individual account will be created and the login and the password will be send to you on the given e-mail address. Please log in to the Warsaw University of Technology Learning Platform through the “Other users - local accounts” link.

If you need help or assistance contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also access an opened materials on using library services here, if you want to learn about library before completing the obligatory e-learning course.

Open Stacks reopen on 18th of September

Renovation work in the library is finished.

  • Open Stacks (levels IIA, III) will be reopened on September 18, 2017
  • Open Stacks - Journals Reading Room (level II)  will be opened on September 20, 2017.

We cordially invite you to visit our library.

Training Room reopens on 18th of September

Renovation work on the 1st floor is finished.
Training Room (room 162 B,C)  reopens on 18th of September.
We cordially invite you to visit our library.

Reading room

(during the OPEN STACKS renovation)
LEVEL I, room 162 b
9 am – 7 pm

Onsite access to:

  • current press
  • current printed journals (published during last 2 years)
  • library collection located in stock rooms, also journals and PhD thesises (ordering - online or by the phone:
    22 234 75 80)

INTERLIBRARY LOAN - Obtaining documents from other Polish and foreign libraries.

Library during the summer holidays 2017

July 2 to September 30 - open Monday - Friday

ML Students Lending Room 02.07 - 30.09 9:00 - 19:00
ML Open Stacks   02.07 - 05.07 9:00 - 16:00
06.07 - 15.09 Closed due to renovation work
18.09 - 30.09 9:00 - 16:00
Reference Department
Special Collections Reading Room
Library of the Faculty of Chemistry
Branch Library of the WUT Southern
02.07 - 30.09 9:00 - 16:00
Library of Students' Hall of Residence "Akademik" 02.07 - 03.09 Closed
04.09 - 30.09 12:00 - 16:00
Library of Students' Hall of Residence "Babilon"
Library of Students' Hall of Residence "Żaczek"
02.07 - 30.09 Closed

Additionally, in Students Lending Room you will be able to:

  • Return books from closed and early-closing branches of Main Library
  • Collect books requested from External Storage Babilon (on Thursdays)

Training Room closed

Due to renovation work Training Room (level I) is closed.

We invite you to Computer Lab (ground floor, room 71A).

We apologize for the inconvenience.

PatBase - Patents database

WUT Main Library has bought an access to the PatBase – a international patent database.
Details: Patent information from over 100 issuing authorities worldwide. Comprehensive coverage includes:
- 47 million patent families
- 20m non-Latin Full Text records
- Citations & patent drawing
Weekly updates and stringent quality checks ensure up-to-date, reliable patent data.
Database is available on dedicated terminal at WUT Main Library Reference Department
More about database can be found here

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