Passwords Types at the NWU

1. Central Authentication Service (CAS) password

2. Student PIN

How to Access Library Services

Library Database Access - Registered NWU Students and Staff

  • On-campus access

    • You must be a North-West University registered student/staff member to access library databases.
    • Access is given automatically via IP authentication.
    • Some e-journals are individual subscriptions that do not work via IP authentication and require a unique password, e.g. LexisNexis. Please contact your faculty librarian if you are not authenticated via CAS.

 

  • Off-campus access

Library Database Access - Non-Affiliated Users, e.g. prospective Masters and PhD students

  • IMPORTANT: THIS REGISTRATION IS NOT FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE REGISTERED AT THE NWU UNIVERSITY AND HAVE A UNIVERSITY NUMBER.
  • External users, e.g. prospective students not registered with the University, can arrange for access to our databases via our Circulation Services Department at an additional fee.
  • Not all external user categories have access to databases. Click here for a complete list of our user categories and services
  • You will receive a username and password via email from the library once you have registered at the Library. Please complete this form if you did not receive your username and email.
  • Example of the login screen:

    Example non-affiliated log in screen for databases

Access to your Library Patron Record on WorldCat Discovery

  • From your Patron Record on WorldCat Discovery, you can access the following services:
    • checked out items - see your current loans and renew them if possible
    • overdue items and charges - details of fines issued by the library
    • requested items - items you requested on hold, intercampus requests and Interlibrary Loans.
    • restrictions and messages. For full details of restrictions and messages, inquire at your nearest Loan Services desk.
    • borrowing history
    • search activity
    • saved searches
    • saved items and saved lists
    • profile information - to view your contact information
  • North-West University staff and students log in with their CAS username and password

    WorldCat Discovery Patron Record Access

    Click here
  • External users, use the username and password provided by Loan Services.
  • When using a public computer, please remember to sign out to keep your searches and personal details private when you have finished using your Library Record account.

Access to Library eReserve Material and EndNote  - Registered NWU Students and Staff