Services currently available to external users

This is information relevant to  visitors to the Library. If you are a UEA student or staff member there are also more detailed Covid-19 FAQs available (login required).

The Library building remains closed to ‘walk in’ visitors and the general public.

We are unable to process any new External or SCONUL applications at this time.

Existing External users who have borrowing rights and a valid card are welcome to come in to browse and borrow.

Existing SCONUL users with a valid card may still use our walk-in study spaces to sit and work but may not borrow as the main UK SCONUL Access Scheme is currently suspended.  

We are unable to offer visitor PC access at this time.

Please only use spaces marked with a green tick.


UEA Library is open 24/7 for browsing and study space.

It is essential that you have a functioning campus card in order to be able to enter the library building. 

Checklist for accessing the Library:

  • Have an ‘in date’ campus card
  • Bring a mobile phone in case you need to contact library staff
  • Bring a face covering(s)
  • We recommend bringing water as our water coolers are currently out of action.