Q. How can I join as a member of the public?
Colchester: The Albert Sloman library can be used by members of the public as a place to study, with reference use of the material on the shelves. We don't currently ask you to 'join' as a member, only to sign in our visitors book at the Library Helpdesk, on arrival.
Members of the public can access the Albert Sloman library between 8am and midnight during term time, and 8am to 8pm on weekdays, 12pm - 8-pm weekends during the summer vacation.
We can also offer a limited set of 'walk-in' e-resources on specific computer terminals in the library. If this is required please ask at the Library Helpdesk.
Southend: The Forum library is a public library, open to everyone. Members of the public can read our books in the library but cannot borrow them. To access e-resources, you will need to ask the staff on the Ground Floor to see the University Librarian. We will then ask you to fill in a form. You can then access the databases using the public library computers on the 1st floor of The Forum. Access to the 2nd Floor of The Forum is not available to external users.
Loughton: No access to members of the public.