Q. What is Walk-In Access?
Walk-In access allows users to use some of our e-resources and databases where licences permit.
(Users must abide by access rules as per license agreements).
- Members of the general public have no automatic right to access Library facilities and the Library reserves the right to refuse any or all applications.
- Walk-in users cannot, under any circumstances, be given remote access rights.
- Library e-resources are primarily for the use of current members of the University of Essex and at busy times will have priority.
- Walk-in users may not print from the library machines, however, you may save to a USB drive, as long as the material you comply with copyright law.
You are permitted to:
- read an article or book on screen.
- print a copy of an e-journal article, a chapter of a book, or database search results for personal use.
- download a copy of an e-journal article, a chapter of a book, or database search results for personal use.
You are not permitted to:
- use the information retrieved for commercial or business purposes (including student placements)
- give your username and password to anyone else.
- download excessive portions* of the resource into your own filespace or other electronic media.
- pass on information retrieved to an unauthorised user or republish the material in any form.
- make multiple print or electronic copies of e-journal articles of the material in any form.
- remove, alter, or obscure any copyright notices or text from any e-journal article.
- make electronic copies of e-journal articles available through a network or Virtual Learning Environment i.e. MOODLE or the Course Materials Repository, without express permission of the rights holder
* You may not systematically print or download substantial quantities of an e-resource as this violates copyright regulations. As a guideline, you may print or download one chapter from a book (provided it does not exceed 5% of the complete work) or one journal article from one issue for personal non-commercial use. Many publishers and vendors have the capability to monitor excessive downloading and will contact us if they suspect an abuse by a registered user. The University monitors access to external e-resources to prevent or detect crime (see Guideline 4 of the 'Guidelines for Use of IT Facilities').