You need a PIN if you are a special member of the Library and you are not able to log in via the JASIG CAS Single Sign-on screen.
You also need a PIN to be able to use Unisa Library’s self-checkout machines at each branch and to view your record and submit requests on the AirPAC.
The PIN can only be created on the Library Catalogue. On the Library Catalogue screen, under Library Links, click the link to ‘Library PIN Login’ and you will get the following login screen:
You will need to type your surname, student or staff number and a PIN.
Suggestion: To make things easier for you, you could use your MyUnisa password as your PIN so that you would only need to remember one PIN / Password for Unisa.
You make up or create your own PIN (if you choose not to use your MyUnisa Password):
Your PIN should be a combination of letters and numbers, between 6 and 10 characters long. The first time you are asked to enter a PIN, type in the PIN you wish to use. You will be asked to enter it twice again to confirm your choice of PIN. This procedure will insert the PIN in your record on the Library system, and you will need to use the same PIN every time you are asked for a PIN on the Library system.
Tips for choosing a PIN:
The IMPORTANT THING is that you should remember your Library Catalogue PIN, so we suggest you choose something that you won't forget. The best PIN is a random combination of letters and numbers as this is the hardest for other people to guess. The system will prompt you to change the PIN if it is not in the format it expects.
If you are entering your PIN for the first time, you will be asked to enter it twice again on a second screen to confirm it. Then click on the Submit button.
Your personal record should appear, with your address and several links to among others, the items you have checked out (borrowed) and a Search box for the Catalogue.
You will see a confirmation message that you are logged into the Unisa Library system near the top of the screen.