Access to some of the Library's e-resources is permitted to external readers, alumni, ex-members of staff and members of partner institutions within the library premises, where licences permit.
'Walk-in' users must complete a 'Visitors E-Resource Access Form' at the Library, and provide two forms of proof of identity i.e. one must include a photo (e.g. drivers licence or passport) and the other proof of current postal address (e.g. utilities bill).*
E-resources are strictly licensed & not all permit walk-in use, therefore the range of e-resources available is limited to those listed below. E-resources can only be used for educational purposes i.e. teaching and learning etc., and cannot be used for any commercial use. [Guidelines for Permitted use of eResources]
Any breach of the licenses or terms and conditions of either the University secure network, the higher education network (JANET) and/or the e-resource itself will result in the termination of this agreement by the Library. Serious misconduct may also render the visitor liable to legal proceedings.**
** Many publishers and vendors have the capability to monitor for breaches and will contact us if they suspect an abuse by a registered user. The University monitors access to external e-resources to prevent or detect crime.