Passwords Types at the NWU

Central Authentication Service (CAS) password

Student PIN

Library PIN

VSS password (only for authorised NWU staff)

 

Database Access - 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 get in touch with your faculty librarian if you are not authenticated via CAS.

 

  • Off-campus access

    • You must be a registered student/staff member of the North-West University to access library databases off-campus.
    • Access is given via CAS (Central Authentication Service).
    • CAS uses the same username and password when you log into eFundi or your computer on campus.
    • Example of the CAS login screen.

      Example CAS login
       
    • If you do not have a CAS username and password, call the T&L Technologies Helpdesk at 018 285 5930 (Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 16:45), and ask them to help you set up your CAS username and password.
    • If you want to change your CAS password, click here.
    • Some e-journals are individual subscriptions that do not work via IP authentication and require a unique password, e.g. LexisNexis. Please get in touch with your faculty librarian if you are not authenticated via CAS.

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

Patron Record Access

  • You will need a Library PIN to access your patron record. From your Patron Record, you can access the following pages:
    • loans - see your current loans and renew them if possible
    • overdue charges - details of fines issued by the library
    • restrictions and messages. For full details of restrictions and messages, inquire at your nearest Loan Services desk.
    • personal reading history list
    • saved searches
    • personal settings - to view your contact information
  • North-West University staff and students log in with their surname, university number and Library PIN. This PDF explains how to create a library PIN. If you need help creating your PIN, please contact the Loan Services Department.
  • External users log in with their surname, library barcode and Library PIN.
  • Example of the login screen:

    Example patron login screen
     
  • 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.