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Electronic Resources Help: Walk-in access to e-resources

Online guidance and information about the Library's electronic resources

"Walk-in access" to library electronic resources

"Walk-in access" to library electronic resources refers to a computer in the library which visitors may use to access electronic library resources, such as e-journal articles.

  • This service is available in the Forum Library between 09:00 - 18:00 Mon-Fri and 10:00-18:00 Sat-Sun
  • This service is available at Penryn Campus Library during staffed hours, Mon-Fri 09:00-21:00 and weekends 10:00-18.00.
  • Users must sign in and register for walk-in access each time they wish to use the service and provide ID ideally including photo and proof of address. You will be asked to complete a registration form. By registering as a walk-in user, you indicate an agreement to comply with the acceptable use policy.
  • 'Walk-in access' allows members of the public and members of other Institutions visiting the library premises to access a range of online resources.  The range available is dictated by publishers licenses. These resources must not be used for commercial or business purposes. 

 

Before you visit

Search the Library Catalogue and make a list of the online resources that you would like to access.  Please note that some electronic resources (i.e. Financial Times, i-Law, Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, some e-books or some e-journals) will not be available using this service because of license restrictions. 

Please email library@exeter.ac.uk with any specific resource enquiries before your visit.

When you visit

  • Ask for walk-in access at the Forum library desk
  • Provide one form of ID to obtain login / e-resource authentication
  • Sign in at the enquiry desk and register as a walk in access user
  • Bring a USB memory stick (flash drive) to save files
  • Copyright law applies to e-resources
  • Use the resources responsibly and respect copyright and licensing

Registering for walk-in access

Users must sign in and register for Walk-in access each time they wish to use the service and provide ID ideally including photo and proof of address. You will be asked to complete a registration form. By registering as a walk-in user, you indicate an agreement to comply with the acceptable use policy.

Walk-in user online resources

A-Z of walk in access electronic resource providers

We try to make as much of our content as we can available to walk-in users.  Walk-in users can search for content on our library search.  Some content will not be available due to licensing agreements.  Also, Walk-in users may find content on the catalogue that will not let them authenticate as walk-in users.  To help navigate this there is a list of links below that walk-in users can use from the Walk-in access PCs.

 

How to find and use 'walk in access resources'

  1. Search for electronic resources on library search and identify the publisher
  2. Check for the publisher on the spreadsheet above
  3. Click on the relevant link (column A) to open the publisher website
  4. Navigate to the content required 
  5. Read online or save to USB where applicable

 

If you need help

Ask staff on the enquiry desk for help or use the online chat on the library search

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