What to do to borrow a book?
Answer: To borrow a book you must become a library member
How to become a library member?
Answer: To become a library member you must enroll. You can do it by filling in a declaration (available in the Library) and pay a one-time fee of PLN 5. You will also have to present a valid student’s card. The details are verified with the help of a valid student’s university ID and/or passport.
Registering without the university ID and passport is impossible!
I am not a student of Vistula University Group. Can I borrow books from the Library?
Answer: No. Students from universities other than Vistula University cannot borrow books from us. However, like anybody interested, they can make use of our collection on the spot, in the reading room, after presenting a document with a photo.
How to complete Library Training?
Answer: To complete Library Training you must log in on the Moodle Platform (INTRANET link on the main page of Vistula University). After logging in on ww. platform, go to the ‘Training’ section, click on it and find ‘Library Training’ in the list of other trainings offered. Click ‘Library Training’, next ‘Enrol’ and then follow the instructions which will appear.
I have taken a test in library training but my grade does not figure in USOS. Why?
Answer: Grades in the USOS system do not appear automatically. We receive them gradually as subsequent tests are completed. In case of a considerable delay, let us know of the problem (personally or via e-mail to the address: email@example.com, or with the help of contact form), giving your first name, surname and student’s book number).
What must I do, in order to be able to read books in IBUK Libra?
Answer: In order to read books in IBUK Libra service, you must register as a member of the Academic Library (your library account is created and activated). If you do not have an account yet, one must be created. If you are already a member, then you have all the rights to use the IBUK Libra database on any computer/tablet/smartphone on the university premises. In order to use the platform at home, you must obtain a PIN code. PIN codes are given out in the Academic Library. By clicking HERE, you will read how to use IBUK Libra on your home device. Remember! Database contains e-books available in Polish language only!
I passed my library training during my BA studies. Now I am doing my MA degree. Do I have to pass library training again?
Answer: No. The library training test should be taken just once. The credit is valid throughout your studies. The training is obligatory for all students who take up studies at our university (also within Master programmes). We do not accept library training credits received at other universities (including WSHGiT and former Academy of Finance– students of those universities have to participate in the training). Students whose library training has been confirmed in their paper student record book, and who do not have this credit in USOS, need to submit the old student record book in the Dean’s Office in order to have the credit transferred to USOS.
I intend to write (I am in the process of writing) a diploma thesis. Are there any specific guidelines concerning the format of the thesis such as the font or margin size to be used?
Answer: No. There are no such guidelines. These aspects of the thesis should be agreed on with the scientific supervisor.
I received report from antiplagiarism system, but I don’t know how to interpret the results. Where can I find it?
Answer: You can find out how to interpret results from antiplagiarism system on Plagiat.pl help website.
I checked my thesis on my own in Anti-plagiarism System on the internet. Do I have to deliver my thesis for checking to School Anti-plagiarism Department?
Answer: Yes. The results of checking by School Anti-plagiarism Department may be different from other checking. The report obtained from School Anti-plagiarism Department is the only valid one to submit with the thesis to the Dean’s Office.
I have received a report from the anti-plagiarism system saying that the probability coefficients for plagiarism have been exceeded. What shall I do?
Answer: In case the indicators referred to have been exceeded, you should contact your scientific supervisor. When a report shows that the indicators have been exceeded, the Anti-plagiarism Unit sends a full report to the supervisor. The report allows to verify fragments of the text which the anti-plagiarism system has found to be ‘unauthorized borrowings’. The supervisor decides whether the thesis in question can be accepted and admitted to be defended with the ‘borrowings’ referred to (a relevant field in Annex No.2 to the Anti-plagiarism Rules is then marked) or whether the thesis will have to be corrected. The student can correct the thesis with respect to the ‘borrowings’. Once the corrections have been made, the thesis is again put through the anti-plagiarism system. The second, and every next, check by the anti-plagiarism system involves paying a fee of PLN 30 (in accordance with the Chancellor’s directive No.01/01/2013 of 17 January 2013).
What does it look like the process of the anti-plagiarism procedure?
a) Student transfers a disc with full l text of thesis to the Anti-plagiarism Department placed in Academic Library (in one file, which is not bigger than 20 MB) in one of the format: ODT (Open Office Document) DOC, DOCX, or RTF (Microsoft Word) and not binded paper version with supervisor’s acceptance (signature on the title page). It is also required to provide author’s and supervisor’s e-mail address.
b) The disc description has to consist of:
- information about the type of thesis (Bachelor/Engineering/Master/Doctor/Postgraduate Thesis),
- full name of the author of the thesis,
- student’s number (in case of I and II University degree),
- full name of the supervisor of the thesis and his signature.
c) After the faithfulness of an electronic version to the paper one will be checked, thesis will be added to the system in order to undergo anti-plagiarism procedure.
d) The maximum waiting time for the report is 14 days and there is no any possibility to speed up checking thesis in anti-plagiarism system.
e) Anti plagiarism system generates the shortened report, which is available to the student or the person who apply for the doctor degree, or the full report, which is available to the supervisor and reviewer of the thesis.
f) Originality report will be sending to the student’s e-mail.
g) Originality report requires an assessment if:
- originality factor 1 is above 50%
- originality factor 2 is above 5%
- there is an alert of hidden unauthorized borrowing
h) If originality factor 1 and 2 are above excepted level, The Anti-plagiarism Department is sending to the supervisor full report in order to present and discuss the situation when the unauthorized borrowing was suspected.
i) Supervisor or the other person which is appointed by the University authority analyses and evaluates possible infringement of author’s rights.
j) In case of the improvement corrections, student or a person who apply for the doctor degree makes up necessary amendments to the thesis, introduces the supervisor opinion regarding the thesis admission to the exam to the Anti plagiarism Department and undergo the process again (starting from point 1).
k) After the thesis had undergone through anti plagiarism system, regardless of the result, one should take the thesis back and the CD.
Can I prolong the book-lending period via e-mail or telephone?
Answer: No. A week must elapse from the return of a title before it is lent again. The book-lending period is always the same. We do not accept e-mail or telephone prolongation requests. Sporadically, an exception may be made to this rule but solely upon a personal visit and only after a prior analysis of the demand for a given title and the number of copies available for lending. In each individual case, the decision is made by the Head of the Library.
Why is the book I am looking for not to be found in the catalogue?
Answer: We always try to up-date our catalogue as fast as possible. We also attempt to satisfy the broadest possible educational needs of both students and teaching staff. If, however, the item you are looking for is not available in our own collection though the book figures in the (obligatory or supplementary) reading list, report it to your lecturer. The latter will certainly know what books you need to read and will recommend that the Library buy them.