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Procedure for the provision of library services during the COVID-19 pandemic


According to the Procedure for the provision of library services during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic, working hours and the rules of activity of the UKSW Main Library are changed from 1 October 2020.

The Library provides services for readers on the following principles (list of major general changes):

  1. Library rooms are made available to the Readers, including the Main Reading Room, the Journals Reading Room - Informatorium and the reading room at the Wóycicki Branch.
  2. Loans at the campus at 5 Dewajtis Street and at the Main Library Branch on the campus at Wóycicki street takes place inside the UKSW buildings.
  3. The library reserves the right to refuse service to people with symptoms of infection.
  4. After entering the University building, the User using the Lending Room / Reading Room is obliged to immediately disinfect his hands, keep a safe distance (2 meters from another person), cover his mouth and nose (mask or helmet) and wait for the ordered materials in designated places (horizontal lines on the floor).

Changes in the functioning of the Reading Rooms:

  1. The number of workplaces in the reading rooms is limited to:
    • The Main Reading Room: 10 workplaces,
    • The Journal Reading Room–Informatory: 4 workplaces,
    • The Reading Room at the Main Library Branch at Wóycicki: 10 workplaces. 
  2. Readers may only use designated workplaces. 
  3. The right to use the reading room without reservation is limited to students, doctoral students, employees and postgraduate students of UKSW. Readers from outside the UKSW are required to contact the Library Director for consent to use the reading room by e-mail. 
  4. The mouth and nose must be covered during the stay in the reading rooms. 
  5. When using the daily press, weeklies and other current magazines, the Reader is obliged to put on disposable gloves available on the spot. 
  6. It is forbidden to use the reference collection independently in the Main Reading Room and the Branch Reading Room - books and journals are provided only by the librarian on duty. After the reader's work is completed, library materials are sent to a 3-day quarantine. 
  7. Holds for books, magazines and diploma theses to the reading room may only be made electronically. If the Reader does not have an account in the library system, the hold is placed electronically by the librarian on duty. 
  8. After the Reader uses the available materials, the station is disinfected, including the keyboard, mouse, table top and locker.



The Main Library and the Library Branch at the Wóycicki Campus in September

In August the Main Library on Dewajtis street is open from Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Lending Room - tel. 22 561 88 54. Borrowing and return rules

Temporary Reading Room - tel. 22 561 88 09. Rules for providing library materials

Library Branch - tel. 22 561 88 21

Information Center - tel. 22 561 89 37.


[updated - 18.03.2020]
created - 11.03.2020

Library Closure

Following the order No. 23/2020 of March 11th, 2020 of Rector of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University on the activities and functioning of CSWU in connection with the spread of the SARS - CoV - 2 virus the Main Library (including our Branch at Wóycicki Campus) and Faculty Libraries are closed to readers until further notice.

Please, use e-resouces and read the "Remote access to the UKSW libraries electronic resources" instruction.


Book over keeping fees will not be charged for the period during which the libraries are closed (March 11th - May 11th).

Information about the date of the Main Library opening depends on the decisions of state and university authorities.

CONTACT (Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m)

Informatory: phone +48 22 561 89 37, e-mail:

Contact with individual persons ONLY BY E-MAIL.


Karger database in trial access



Trial access to PsycTHERAPY



Opening hours during the Christmas and New Year period



JoVE database in trial access

Dear Readers, You have FREE trial access to the JoVE database now.

JoVE (or Journal of Visualized Experiments) is the world's first peer-reviewed journal in the form of video-articles in the disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in the field of natural, exact and medical sciences. The articles in JoVE are videos of the recorded course of the experiment, as well as their description in the form of text, a list of materials used in the experiments and bibliography. Text materials can be downloaded as PDF files.

 Impact Factor for the base is 1.184. JoVe is indexed in the Web of Science, PubMed, Medline, Scopus databases, and has 30 points assigned to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education list.

 JoVE creates science films to: JoVE Video Journal and JoVE Science Education Library.

  • The Video Journal is a magazine of reviewed video-articles for 13 sections: psychology, biochemistry, bioengineering, biology, oncology, chemistry, development biology, engineering, environmental sciences, genetics, immunology, medicine and neuroscience.
  • The Science Education Library is a database of visualizations designed to work with students during classes, comprising 10 sections: basic biological experiments, laboratory skills, basic biology, advanced biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics, engineering, clinical skills and psychology.

Test access is available until 31/12/2019 ONLY from both University campuses.
We will inform you about the possibility of using it outside the UKSW network as soon as it is available.

To use the database:

1. Go to the website:

2. On the main database page (1) enter a search phrase or (2) use direct access to the selected resource.

3. From the list of results, select the article you are interested in by clicking on its title.

4. In the next window you will see (1) the selected material in the form of a film. To download the material in the form of a file, click on the PDF icon (2) located just below the movie.

The table of contents on the right will allow you to navigate to a specific point in the movie. You can also read the article online by flipping the page down.



Trail access to Taylor&Francis biological databases





We invite you to use free trial access to the Taylor&Francis databases:

    The ebook collection covering biomedical sciences also contains bioinformatics, epidemiology, neuroscience and other biology related resources.

    Database link:

    It covers topics from environmental toxicology, ecological economics, organic grass, risk assessment to resource management and sustainable development.
    The reference materials in this collection discuss ecological and sustainable systems, alternative energy, pollution control and mitigation, and the effects of global climate change.

    Database link:


You can use the trial access until Decamber 20th.


You can access database from the university network only. We will inform when access from outside University campus will be granted.


In order to use the database:


1. Go to the link given above.


2. Browse/choose the records marked with green icon (only these are free).


3. Mouse hover over Download...


4. ...and click PDF X.XXMB.


5. Enjoy of free access.




Trial access to AccessMedicine® database


As of October 14, we invite you to use trial access to the AccessMedicine® database from McGraw-Hill Education.

AccessMedicine® is a medical platform that provides the full spectrum of reliable, trusted and always up-to-date knowledge. All materials come from the best specialists. Access Medicine is a subscription-based resource that contains a rich set of multimedia: hundreds of photos and videos, case study, thousands of USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) questions. Access Medicine provides access to over 150 publications of the world-renowned McGraw-Hill publishing house, e.g. Harrison’s Internal Medicine, Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, Williams Gynecology and many others.

You can use the trial access until November 15.

You can access database from the university network without login. Access from outside the university network is possible using below data:
Username: cswuw
Password: Medicine2019


In order to use the database:

1. Go to

2. If you are accessing from outside the university network, on the main page, in the upper right corner, click Sign In.



3. In the window that appears, enter the login details written above.



4. After logging in you will see the name of the University. You can use the database.




The UKSW Main Library invites you to use three new databases on nursing and related sciences, open in trial access until 4.05.2019.

Cinahl Complete – the most comprehensive full-text database in the field of nursing, covering also biomedicine, librarianship (in the field of health sciences), alternative medicine and 17 related health sciences. It indexes over 5,500 magazines (including 1,300 with full-text access) and contains over 5 million records (with archives from 1937). Offers access to the full collection of English-language magazines and publications published by the American Occupation Therapy Association and the American Diabetes Association and access to health books, dissertations in nursing, selected conference materials, care standards, educational programs, book and audiovisual chapters . The database contains searchable citations from over 1,500 journals.

Ebook Nursing Collection – contains 560 e-books in the field of nursing and related sciences. The database is updated every few months, with older books and editions being replaced with newer ones to provide users with the most up-to-date information.


Nursing Reference Center – contains evidence-based information about lifelong learning and nursing research. Provides detailed information about diseases and ailments, educational content for patients, laboratory and diagnostic data, guides to best practices, etc.


The bases can be tested from the terrain of both UKSW campuses and also on private devices.

Logo UKSW  from the university network ➡️
(select directly: “Nursing Reference Center”, and also in the EBSCOhost Web tab, select “Cinahl Complete” or “Ebook Nursing Collection” at the top)

Ikonka dom.  from outside the university network ➡️
(log in to USOS UKSW and select “EBSCO <all bases>” in the column “WWW bases”. In the newly opened tab, select directly “Nursing Reference Center”, and in the “EBSCOhost Web” tab select “Cinahl Complete” or ” Ebook Nursing Collection “at the very top).

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