This information is for members of the public who wish to use UEA Library facilities This information is for members of the public who wish to use UEA Library facilities

Our primary aim is to support students and staff of the University in all areas of their study and research but we are also happy to provide access to many of our services for individual researchers, and members of the local community where appropriate.

This information is for members of the public who wish to make use of Library facilities at the University of East Anglia without borrowing rights. If you wish to borrow materials please see the information borrowing for external borrowers.

We have produced a self-guided tour [PDF] aimed at those attending visit / open days to help them find out about the Library and IT Services available to UEA students. You can print off this document and follow the tour to explore the Library during your visit.

 

Day Visitors

A One-Day Pass is available for visitors to the Library. Registration forms are available at Library Reception or can be downloaded here. Please take your completed registration form along with photographic ID, such as a driving licence, and proof of address to Library Reception. Unfortunately, we are unable to grant you access unless these forms of ID are provided. Reception staff will issue you with a One-Day Pass which, with your ID, will allow you to enter and re-enter the Library throughout the day of your visit.


Please note that One-Day Passes are issued:

Monday - Friday 08:00 - 24:00 (08:00-19:00 during Summer vacation)
Saturday 12:00 - 19:00
Sunday 12:00 - 24:00 (12:00 - 19:00 during Summer vacation)


Please note that non-UEA campus card holders will not be able to enter the Library building outside of these hours. There are dates during the year when there are no staffed services and campus cards are also required to enter on those days.

Details of when Library staff are on duty.

 

Regular Visitors (1 Year Access Only Card)

Access only cards are available by application only for visitors who intend to make use of UEA Library resources (that are not available at another suitable local public library) for reference purposes on a regular and frequent basis. Demand does not allow us to make study space available to visitors unless they have a need to access our resources. You will need to submit:

  • A completed V6 application form to the Library Helpdesk

  • Submit a recent photograph or have one taken at the Library Helpdesk on application

  • Supporting photographic evidence of proof of identity and current address to be seen on application

  • Pay the £20.00 annual membership fee (card, cash or cheque)


Approved applications are valid for one calendar year from the production date of the card. Please note that applications may take up to two weeks to be processed.
Cards cost £20, payable on application. A £10 replacement charge applies to replace lost cards.
 

Regular Visitors (3 Year Access Only Card for Former UEA Staff with over 15 years continuous service)

Access only cards are available by application for former UEA staff (with over 15 years continuous service) who intend to make use of UEA Library resources for reference purposes. You will need to submit:

  • A completed V6 application form to the Library Helpdesk

  • Submit a recent photograph or have one taken at the Library Helpdesk on application

  • Supporting photographic evidence of proof of identity and current address to be seen on application

  • For first time applicants only, supporting evidence of employment at UEA from the HR department.

As membership will only need to be renewed on a 3 year basis, we ask that any changes to your personal details or address within this period are sent to us at ustl.lib@uea.ac.uk

 

Visitor access to electronic resources

This  visitor access service enables visitors to UEA Library access to a limited range of electronic resources, dependent on the terms of our licensing agreements.

Accessibility information for users with disabilities (including information about the building, equipment and services)
Visitor Fire Evacuation Procedure