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).

Please Note:

  • 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').

  • Last Updated Oct 03, 2018
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  • Answered By Adam Cowlin

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