Visitors have access to a limited number of electronic resources Visitors have access to a limited number of 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' provides visitors to UEA Library access to a limited range of electronic resources, dependent on the terms of our licensing agreements.

Click here to see a list of resources you can access


How can I use this service?

1. When you arrive at the Library, please ask at the Reception Desk to use the ‘Visitor Access Service'.
2. You will need to show your External Borrower Card, your Access Only Card or obtain a Library Day Pass. (You will need to show photographic ID and proof of address before we can issue you with this).
3. You will be allocated a username and password for the day once you have read and signed to show your agreement to our ‘Conditions of Computer Use' and the Visitor Access Service.
4. We only have a small number of visitor usernames available each day. These will be issued on a first come first served basis. There are only 2 PCs available for the ‘Visitor Access Service'. One of these is located on Floor 0 and the other on Floor 1.
5. The username and password are only to be used to access our e-resources. You are not permitted access to e-mail, Microsoft Office software, or general use of the internet.
6. You may only use these resources for your own private study / non-commercial educational purposes.
7. You can save information to a USB stick.
8. The username will work for the rest of the day. At the end of the day the password will be reset.
9. Library staff are only able to provide minimal support to individuals using this service. The resources have extensive online help pages and we would expect you to make use of these.

When is the service available?

The service is only available during our staffed opening hours:
Monday - Friday 08:00-19:00
Saturday - Sunday 12:00-19:00

Visitors from other universities should first check to see whether they can use the Janet Roaming Service (eduroam) instead as this may better meet their needs.

Access to the service is only available on the 2 visitor PCs on Floor 0 and Floor 1.

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 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.