Library e-resources

Accessing e-resources

All registered UWL students and employees can access the Library e-resources collection. (Access rights for staff or students at franchise institutions may vary. Please contact us to confirm). These e-resources are provided through subscriptions and maintained by the Library. Because these e-resources are not freely available on the Internet they require a login.

Most of the e-resources we subscribe to are accessible using your Library e-resources login details, which in most cases are the same as your UWL My Password login details, (the same as those needed to login to UWL networked computers, Blackboard, the Student Portal and more...)

Help accessing e-resources

If you are experiencing problems accessing e-resources with your My Password details it may be because they have expired for security purposes. Visit the IT Password Selfservice and follow the instructions on the page. If you continue to experience problems after this then please contact the IT Service Desk.

Services with individual passwords

Some e-resources require login details other than, or in addition to your Library e-resources / My Password details. These resources will have a note on their individual A-Z list entry explaining this in further detail.

Which login/password to use?

If you are not sure which login and password you need to use for which services, the following table may help:

What do you want to do? Log-in Password or PIN?

View my Library account online

(check my books on loan, library charges, make a reservation, etc.)

Library borrower number

(beginning P… on your student ID card)

Library borrower PIN

(contact the Library if you don’t know what this is)

Access e-resources

(electronic journals, databases, e-books; also Student Portal, email account, Blackboard and Pebblepad)

Student id no. (eg, 12345678)

Your Network Password

(contact IT Services for this)

Get UWL Wifi access using Eduroam <Student id> (your full student email address) Your Network Password (as above)


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