While our primary aim is to support students and staff of the University in their study and research, we are also pleased to provide some Library access to members of the local community.

 

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we currently have reduced service levels.

Access to the building is only possible to those with a valid UEA campus card 

 

Before you come to the Library, read the relevant section below to get the most out of your visit.

Information for current UEA staff and students


 

Plan your visit

 

UEA Library is located at the heart of the University of East Anglia Campus. Information about travel to campus.

To reach the Library, go through or around the Student Union building. On the campus map we are building number 14.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis the library is currently  open Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00 to those with a valid UEA Campus Card and we are unable to accept any new SCONUL, External Borrower or Access only applications.

SCONUL access

 

Please note the SCONUL Access scheme is currently suspended due to the Covid-19 crisis. We are currently unable to accept any new SCONUL applications.

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 a member of the SCONUL Access Scheme, a co-operative venture between higher education libraries. It enables staff, research students, full time and part-time postgraduates, distance learning and placement students to borrow materials from other libraries. Some institutions also allow full time undergraduates to access their libraries on a reference-only basis.
 
If your home institution is a SCONUL member and you are eligible to join you first need to apply to the scheme via the SCONUL Access website.

Your home institution will need to approve your application and an email will be sent to you confirming your acceptance.

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

 

 

Access for students and staff at partner colleges

 

If you are a student or member of staff teaching or studying on a UEA award-bearing course at City College Norwich, you will be able to use the resources and facilities at UEA Library to support your studies/teaching.

You will need a UEA campus card in order to access the Library, and you can apply for this by speaking to staff at your College Library.

You will have some limited access to E-Resources, full details of which can be found within the Electronic Resources section below.

External Borrower Access

 

While our primary aim is to support students and staff of the University in their study and research, we are also pleased to provide some Library access to members of the local community.

Depending on the category of applicant, a fee may be applicable for external borrowing membership We accept applications from the following categories of borrower:

  • UEA Graduates and former UEA staff members (£50 per year)
  • Staff and Researchers at Norwich Biosciences Institute (no charge) – applications should be submitted to NBI Library
  • Members of the public from the local community (£100 per year, 50% discount for local teachers and individuals on state benefits/pension)

 

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

External users able to borrow and with a valid campus card are welcome to come in to browse and borrow. You may also use our walk-in study spaces to sit and work, however we are unable to offer visitor PC access at this time. Please only use spaces marked with a green tick.

If you are an external user and you do not have borrowing rights we are sorry but we are unable to offer you any study spaces at this time, so we kindly request you do not try and use the Library at present.

These restrictions are in place to help us keep the Library a safe place for everyone, and we are working to open up more study spaces shortly. 

 

 

Reference access to the building and collections

 

While our primary aim is to support students and staff of the University in their study and research, we are also normally pleased to provide reference access to the building and collections for members of the local community.

If you are an external  user and you do not have borrowing rights we are sorry but we are unable to offer you any study spaces at this time, so we kindly request you do not try and use the Library at present.

These restrictions are in place to help us keep the Library a safe place for everyone, and we are working to open up more study spaces shortly.

Visitor access to Electronic Resources

 

Access to our e-resources such as electronic journals is limited by the terms of our licences to registered staff and students of the University with UEA username and password.

Our  'Visitor Access Service' normally  provides visitors to UEA Library access to a limited range of electronic resources, dependent on the terms of our licensing agreements. Due to Covid-19 restrictions this service is currently not available. 

 

Do you know about the Access to Research Service available in Norfolk Public Libraries?

Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers across science, technology, medicine and other disciplines through their local libraries. This is the result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free to UK libraries under a new initiative, Access to Research.

The service is available in all 47 Norfolk Public Libraries. All you need to do to access the full-text of resources is visit http://accesstoresearch.pls.org.uk from your public library terminal. You can also see what is available accessing from elsewhere but you will not have access to the full text.

 

 

Visitor Photocopying Service

 
Most of the photocopiers in the building can only be used by staff and students. We do normally  provide a mediated photocopying service for visitors from the Library Helpdesk on Floor 0. Unfortunately, we are unable currently to provide this service.