Most of the ML WTU collections can be ordered via the Internet after logging into your library account. These items have Hold option in our online catalogue. If you want to request them, click on Hold in the Request Option.
The ordering is impossible when you have reached the limit of possible loans or your library account is blocked. If the item is placed in the ML Open Stacks section, you will have to get it by yourself for it can’t be requested.
Time to collect the items
You can collect the requested item(s) when you see the date displayed on your library account.
Note that you must collect the item(s) from the library within 4 days from realizing the order for full-time students and 14 days for part-time students. The 4 / 14 days are counted from the day, when the information about realization of the order appears on your library account.
Place to collect the items
As WUT printed resources are stored in different localizations, you can collect the requested item(s) in the place where the item is stored.
It is very important to check the localization and the status of the item. In our online catalogue in Locations/Request tab you can find information about the localization of the books.
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Items that have been borrowed by other users can be requested via the Internet. If you do it, you will receive an email, when the requested item has been returned to the library.
Note that you must collect it within 4 days (full-time students or 14 days for part-time students).
Borrowing is only available for registered users of the library with a valid library card (students, exchange programmes students, PhD students, WUT employees, retired WUT employees, etc.).
If you see the time period indicated in the catalogue the item can be borrowed. If you see on the premises there is no possibility to borrow the item. It could be used only on site.
The basic borrowing period is defined for each item in the integrated library system i.e. library catalogue
. Depending of the item status, it could be: 1 month, 3 months or 5 months.
Limit of number of items on loan
Maximum number of items on loan in the integrated library depends on the type of user, e.g.: students and PhD students can borrow 20 items, researchers - 30 items, professors - 50 items, respectively.
BiblioWawa inter-university loans
WUT Main Library participates in BiblioWawa Warsaw Reciprocal Borrowing Programme, under which registered users from Warsaw University of Technology can borrow library materials from affiliated libraries.
Registration in the Students Lending Room (Main Building, ground floor, room 71)
- Loan periods are specified by access regulations of the participating libraries
- Loan limit: 3 books at a time for a user in each participating library
Renewal of loans
You can renew the loan of the items three times after logging into your library account. To renew item(s) online you should click on the Renew All or Renew Selected tab in Loans.
The borrowing period may be extended by a period not longer than the original borrowing period defined for the item in the integrated library system.
The user may, personally or through ML WUT staff, extend the due date for a borrowed item in the integrated library system three times without presenting the item.
When you can’t extend the item(s)
You can renew most items online, except:
• items recalled by another user
• items overdue that have blocked your borrowing privileges
• when you have reached the limit of possible renewals.
Items must be returned on or before the due date. Item(s) should be returned to the locations from where they were borrowed.
You have to return the item(s) on time. Otherwise your library account will be automatically blocked and you will be charged 0.30 PLN per day for each item. The library account will be unblocked after you have returned the item(s) and paid the fine.
It is the borrowers' responsibility to know when the library items are due, and to return or renew the loans on time.
Losing or damaging items
If you lose or deface the item(s) which you have borrowed you need to contact a ML WTU librarian as soon as possible. Users have to deliver an identical item or, if it is impossible, other items defined by the library as a compensation of the loss incurred by ML WUT.
Items not to be borrowed
Our collection is available to any user on site. The items with the online catalogue status: On the premises, Archival, Order to ML Journals, In reading-room are only available on site.
The items which may not be taken out of the library are: items from the ML Open Stacks with a red label and:
PhD and other degree theses
Engineering, bachelor and master theses that are not classified, have been defended after 1st July 2021 and for which the author has granted Warsaw University of Technology a licence to make them available in a closed library circuit, are made available electronically on terminals in Open Stacks (2nd floor, room 242a) and in faculty libraries (Architecture, CPE, EIT, Physics, BSHEE, CE, Mechatronics, PAE, Transport).
PhD theses since 1990, contained in the WUT Base of Knowledge, are made available electronically on terminals in Open Stacks (2nd floor, room 242a) and in faculty libraries (Architecture, CPE, EIT, Physics, BSHEE, CE, Mechatronics, PAE, Transport). The chronological range of PhD theses made available in WUT BK will be gradually expanded.
Journals and newspapers
Journals are not lent outside the library. Journals can be used only on site in the Journals Reading Room, room 242, Level 2. The latest issues of journals are available on the shelves. If you need an issue more than 3 years old, you need to order it from the storehouse, at the Circulation Desk.
The collection of standards is available in the WUT Library Reference Centre, room 161 b. According to the regulations of the Polish Committee for Standardization, you are not allowed to make a copy of standards.
These are maps, manuscript-type documents, old or fragile items, e.t.c. The special collection is available in the National Heritage Library Collection, room 70, Level 0.
Each WUT Main Library user who has a valid library account can access the WUT e-resources from any computer.
If you are using a computer in the WUT network, you don’t need to log in. If you are using a computer outside the WUT network, you will be asked to log in.
- User ID – the number under the barcode on your library card
- Password – the same which you use for your library account (no Capital letters or special Polish signs).
As part of our collaboration with the Confucius Institute, the WUT Main Library provides access to Mandarin language textbooks and books on Chinese language and culture in the broadest sense, from the Institute's collection. These resources are located in Open Stacks, floor IIA, room 243.
Students attending the Mandarin language course organised by the Institute can borrow textbooks for the duration of the course. Other books are available on site for all users; there is also an option to scan content for personal use on self-service scanners.