FIND & BORROW
can search for books and journals using library’s computer catalog. You can use
„Quick Search” - just type words or phrases to get
results. Other option is "Power search". Here you
can limit your search using various criteria.
in is necessary to order books and check
your library account. To log in to the library
account you need:
• Login: "numer albumu"
from your Student ID
preceded by capital
letters "PL" (eg: "PL123456")
• PIN: 5 last digits
from PESEL number
from your electronic
Student ID (in most cases there are zeros)
Press the "Search" button and there should be
provided the list of results with items - books and
periodicals - from the Library's catalog. It includes
main library collections as well as branch libraries
desired book to get the information about status
and location of the book. Unfortunatelly all the
information about place of holding and material's
status are in Polish.
have to check "Items info" field to chceck if
the book is in the main library (it should says
"PŁ BIBLIOTEKA POLITECHNIKI ŁÓDZKIEJ" - other
information indicate that the book is branch
on the list of the items and check if they are
in the main library - under the "Holdings"
the field "CopyMaterial" - if it says "PŁ_Księg.
wypożyczany" - the book can be borrow. If it
says otherwise - the book can be use (read,
scan, copy etc.) only in the library - you
cannot borrow it.
the field "Location" - if you see the
information "Due: 9/3/2016" or any other date,
that means that this particular book is already
borrowed. But when you see sign "PŁ_Wolny
dostęp" that means that the book is on the shelf
and you can go to the library and you have free
access to it.
combining the information from "CopyMaterial"
and "Location" field you will know if the book
you've searched can be borrowed. If it says "PŁ_Księg.
wypożyczany" in the "CopyMaterial" field and "PŁ_Wolny
dostęp" in the "Location" field - you can
get it - borrow on your account.
the sign under the "Holdings" name, in the first
column of the items list - it should be
some numbers followed by letters. Without those
you will not be able to locate book in the
below - in the example the sign is 1/17
ZIMBAR - numbers refer to the area of
knowledge (exactly to the specific class of the
Universal Decimal Classification), to the
particular bookstand (or bookstands) concerning
books on that specific field of knowledge. So
now you will have to locate bookstands with 1/17
number on it. In this example you will have to
go to the first floor, where are books with
signs from 001/003 to 621.9. On the second floor
are books with numbers from 622/623 to 93/94.
you locate the bookstand, you can search for
desired books - within the branch/UDC class they
are arranged in the alphabetical order. So now
you need the second part of the sign from the
item information. That part - six letters -
refer to the beginning of the author's name or
the book's title. In the example it was ZIMBAR.
the example below, on the bookstand with number
1/17 under ZIMBAR there should be two books, one
which can onlu be use in the library (this one
will have a red sticker on it) and the second
one you will be able to borrow.
Check also the page How to use the catalog for more
collections in the main library are in open shelf
system. Users have free access to all the shelves
with books and periodicals. Usuallny librarian’s
assistance is not needed. But there’s always
somebody you can ask for help or guidance.
Books are accessible on three library floors,
arranged by subject.
For borrowing books we prepared two self-check
machines (1st and 2nd floor). Their interface is
available in Polish and English - to borrow a book
just follow the instructions.
are library-use only. They are available in
in the reading room on the ground floor -
on the stacks on the ground floor (back issues)
in alphabetical order
Check Search for a periodical page for
information how to use Library's computer catalog to
search for specific issues of serials.