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 Covid-19 crisis we currently have reduced service levels.

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.

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

For more information check the Information about travel to campus page.

From Monday 6th September 2021 we will once again be able to admit visitors to UEA Library. Visitors can access the Library between 7am-7pm only. Outside of those hours access to the Library is via campus card only. Visitors will be asked to sign-in to access the Library building, using your name and contact telephone number. If you do not wish to provide these details please be aware that you will require photo ID to enter the Library. At present we continue to support NHS Test and Trace, and will release data on entrants to the Library to NHS Test and Trace if requested.

We are unable to offer visitor PC access at this time. UEA Library no longer subscribes to print newspapers. 

Blue badge parking is available on street level, and the nearby lift in the Lecture Theatre building can be used to access walkway level. Once on the walkway level, the entrance to the Library Floor 0 is opposite the main Lecture Theatre doors.  Please be aware that access to the Lecture Theatre lift is via campus card swipe so you will need your campus card with you. 

If for any reason you are on street level and unable to access a lift to walkway level please call us on 01603 592993. Please note we can currently assist you to enter the building on street level between 09:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday, and 11:00-18:00 Saturday and Sunday only.

Please note that we are currently unable to accept any new External Borrower, Access Only or SCONUL applications at this time. See below for further details.

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. Please check the SCONUL Access website for further information on the suspension of the scheme.

Existing SCONUL users with a valid card may still use our walk-in study spaces to sit and work but may not borrow due to the UK SCONUL Access Scheme suspension. This means we are also unable to renew any SCONUL memberships until further notice. 

About the SCONUL Access Scheme

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.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the SCONUL Access scheme is currently suspended and 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.

Access to our E-Resources is normally made available via our visitor access PCs. We regret this service is currently suspended due to Covid-19, and we will update this page as soon as we can reinstate this service.

Access for NHS Trust Staff

 

Eligible staff from the following institutions can apply for membership of UEA Library. In order to access the library and use our self-service facilities, you must apply for a campus card by completing a V3 application form. Please follow the instructions on the form to submit your application.

  • Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Sir Thomas Browne Library)
  • James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation trust (Sir James Paget Library)
  • Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (Frank Curtis Library)
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust (QEH King’s Lynn Library)
  • Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust (Ipswich Hospital Library &
  • Learning Resources)

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.

We regret that at present we are unable to process new external borrower applications. Please keep checking this page for updates.

External users with a current valid campus card are still able to enter and use UEA Library.

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.

Visitors can access the Library between 7am-7pm only. You will be asked to sign-in to access the Library building, using your name and contact telephone number. If you do not wish to provide these details please be aware that you will require photo ID to enter the Library. At present we continue to support NHS Test and Trace, and will release data on entrants to the Library to NHS Test and Trace if requested. 

We are unable to offer visitor PC access at this time. UEA Library no longer subscribes to print newspapers. 

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.

We regret that due to Covid-19 restrictions this service is currently not available. We will update this page when we are able to reinstate this service.

 

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.