How do I get a library card?

A library card is issued in the Lending Unit after the user has completed the required formalities to sign up. The library card is free of charge and cannot be given away to other people.
A student, who is holding a MUG student ID, does not receive a library card, because their students ID is their library card as well.


I am a MUG electronic student ID holder. Does that automatically mean I can borrow books from the Library?

All MUG students are automatically enroled to the Library and the electronic student ID is the MUG Library card as well, so there are no obstacles to borrow books.


What should I do if I have lost my library card?

Lost library cards should be reported to the Lending Unit as soon as possible. There is the possibility to get a duplicate card upon payment of the applicable fee according to the price list.




How do I request and borrow a book from the Library's collection?

To request a book use the online Library catalogue.
In case of resources that were acquired by the Library before 1992 and are not yet available in the online catalogue, use the traditional paper Request Form, which should be completed with the necessary data found in the Library's card catalogue.

>> more information – see borrowing services


How can I renew my borrowed Library items?

You can renew the borrowed items online using your account. The books may be renewed:

  • each item twice, each time for 30 days,

  • no sooner than 5 days before the return date, but still before it expires,

  • exceptions are items that are reserved.

Renewal starts the day it is applied for.


What will happen if I fail to return the borrowed items by the due date?

If you fail to return the borrowed items by the due date your library account will be suspended and fees will be applied, according to the price list.


Is it possible to reserve an item that is currently borrowed by another person?

Yes, you can reserve:

  • up to 4 books (over the borrowing limit),

  • no sooner than 30 days before the return date.

When the reserved item is available, the user receives an e-mail stating that it can be picked up (within 5 days) and indicating the request expiration date.


From requesting an item how long have I got to collect it from the Lending Unit before it is returned to the storeroom?

Make sure you pick your books up within 5 days (including Sundays and holidays) from requesting them. Otherwise, they will be returned to the storeroom.

Before you pick your books up, you are advised to check in your library account whether their statuses are set to: available for picking up.


I have lost a borrowed item. What shall I do?

If you happen to lose a borrowed item, please inform the Lending Unit about the incident as soon as possible. You will be asked to replace the item at your own cost. This could either be the same or a newer edition of the lost item. In some cases the head of the Circulation Division will indicate what you should buy.


Where should I return the borrowed books outside the Library opening hours?

Outside the Library opening hours the borrowed items may be returned to the book return box, located in the Main Library building side entrance (accessible from
the Dębinki St.), which is available:

  • on Monday from 6:00 am until 10:00 am,

  • from Tuesday to Friday from 6:00 am until 8:00 am.


How can I order Library materials that are not available in any of the Tricity libraries' collections?

Materials that are not available in any of the Tricity libraries' collections can be ordered from other Polish or foreign libraries by the Interlibrary Loans Unit. For this, you must fill in the Interlibrary Loan Request Form. All necessary costs are covered by the person submitting the request. The due date for returning the ordered items is set by the lending library. Original materials acquired in this way are only available to be used on site in the Reading Rooms.




Can I have the off-campus access to the Library e-resources?

Yes, all MUG students, MUG PhD students, University research and teaching staff, who have an active Library account and no arrears to the Library, automatically have access to the Library e-resources via HAN server. For more information, see remote access.




How do I get the semester credit from the Library?

After the end of the academic year, you are required to return the books which cannot be renewed and also pay any fees (e.g. for overdue books). If you are required to obtain a student leaving card confirming no books outstanding or loan arrears, you will receive it after checking your library account by the librarian in the Lending Unit.




Are there any Internet access points in the Library?

Yes, there are computers with Internet access located in the Scientific Information Reading Room. You can use them for scientific or educational purposes only.


Can I use wireless Internet access in the Library premises?

Yes, on the Library premises there are Internet services available as follows:

  • Library network called biblioteka (choose it and write the password: biblioteka); than type the following address to the browser: bgwifi.gumed.edu.pl and log in as to your MUG email account,
  • eduroam (education roaming) – see more information about eduroam in MUG.

In the Main Library there are several places equipped with electricity sockets.




Does the Library have online catalogues?

Yes, MUG Main Library has an Online Catalogue, where you can find information of items systematically acquired by the Library since 1992. Of course, it is continually updated with new entries and the bibliographical descriptions of materials acquired by the Library before 1992 are also gradually added.




Where can I photocopy the Library materials?

You can make copies by using one of the two photocopying machines, which are located in the Reading Room 1. Photocopiers are self-service and coin-operable.
The cost is 0.15 zł per A4 page. Keep in mind that the photocopiers do not give change.


Is it possible to print out data downloaded from the Internet in the Library premises?

Yes, you can make black & white printouts in the Reading Room 1
(2 self-service terminals; the cost is 0.15 zł per A4 page).


Where can I scan the Library materials?

There is 1 self-service scanner (free of charge) in the Reading Room 1, available for all the users of the Library. One should bring one's own USB memory or CD-Rom
to save the file.



Ask a Librarian:
phone 58 349 10 45


Regulations of collecting personal data in Medical University of Gdańsk

On 27 April 2016 Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Union and of Council came into force. It relates to data processing for natural persons and the freedom of movement of such data. In the light of this and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), the Main Library would like to draw your attention to the following:

1. The administrator of your personal data is The Medical University of Gdańsk based in Gdańsk, Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie 3A, 80-210 Gdańsk,

2. The Data Protection Inspector at The Medical University of Gdańsk is Piotr Małecki (iod@gumed.edu.pl),

3. Your personal data will be processed using the Tricity Libraries IT System (Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music, Gdynia Maritime University, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, European Solidarity Centre) in order to enable the use of library resources on the basis of art. 6 par. 1 lit. A of the general regulation of personal data of 27 April 2016,

4. Your personal data will not be disclosed to other entities, except for entities authorized under the law, debt collection companies or companies supporting IT services,

5. Your personal data will be kept for a period required by law,

6. You have access to the content of your data and the right to demand its rectification. You have the right to remove data or limit its use. Further you have the right to transfer data and to raise an objection on how your data is processed. You may withdraw your legal consent for the use of your data at any time,

7. You have the right to make a complaint to the Office for Personal Data Protection if your complaint is justified and the administrator is found to be in breach of the general regulation of personal data of 27 April 2016,

8. Providing personal data is voluntary, however, the refusal to provide them may result in the refusal to provide the service.