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Walk-In Access

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.

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

Please Note:


Permitted Use of E-Resources

Access to electronic information resources such as abstracting and indexing databases, electronic journals and electronic books is subject to copyright and licence agreements. Exact license terms vary from one publisher to another, but in general they authorise use of the resource by current students and staff of the institution for the purposes of academic research and teaching as long as you adhere to copyright regulations. Use of an e-resource for commercial purposes, by unauthorised users or for excessive downloading is explicitly prohibited.

Information on the individual terms and conditions of use for each resource is usually available directly from the electronic resource itself, either from the copyright attribution statement or the 'Terms and Conditions' link usually at the top or the bottom of the page.

You may not systematically print or download substantial quantities, or distribute information to unauthorised third parties. Misuse of licensed resources jeopardises access for the entire University and may result in the publisher or vendor withdrawing their service from the University.

Many publishers and vendors have the capability to monitor excessive downloading 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 (see Guideline 4 of the 'Guidelines for Use of IT Facilities').

What am I permitted to do with the e-resources?

You may:

What am I not permitted to do with e-resources?

You may not: