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Library Access & Passwords

Access to Library Buildings  |   Access to e-Resources  |   Passwords

Access to Library Buildings

  • An active UP user's card is needed to access the Library.
  • Please note that each user may only have one active library record.
  • Registered students and appointed staff are automatically registered as library members and will have access.


  • Students use their respective current student cards.
  • All students are automatically registered as a member of the Library.
  • Student cards serve as Library cards and allow access to UP libraries.
  • Registration with the library is activated the day after registration at the Faculty.
  • Student records with long overdue library material or outstanding bills will be blocked by the library. This will prevent - exam results being released; academic records printed; degree certificates issued or registration for the next semester, until the problem is resolved.
  • It is a multifunctional card and allows printing, internet access and borrowing library material.


  • Staff use their current staff cards for all library services.

All other users see Borrowing Privileges.

Access to e-Resources

According to licence agreements with our suppliers all registered students, appointed UP staff and walk-in library visitors have access to our e-Resources on campus. However, off campus access to e-Resources is limited to registered students and appointed UP staff only.
Please check your borrowing privileges if in doubt.


To access e-Resources & your Library record, please use the same credentials as for your "My TUKS Login" / "UP Portal Login".
For further assistance, please click here.