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Electronic Resources for Walk-in Users

Walk-in Users

A number of academic institutions are now offering walk-in access to electronic resources. It may be possible to access electronic resources from some East Midlands academic libraries and the relevant web pages should be checked for up-to-date information about access policies.

Information about the University of Nottingham's Walk-In User service which gives members of the public access to a wide range of electronic resources at libraries across the University can be found here:


Eduserv Chest

Information about which online resources offer 'Walk in user' access: Chest agreements

HE Access to e-resources in Visited Institutions (HAERVI)

The HAERVI project was promoted by SCONUL and UCISA to improve the service offered by HE institutions to visiting students and researchers from other HEIs who wish to access licensed e-resources.

The Project has produced the Best Practice Guide to HE Access to e-resources in Visited Institutions

JISC Collections

JISC has produced a list of other online resources and created an easy to understand chart to demonstrate what access is and is not allowed.

JISC Guide to Model Licences

JISC Collections catalogue

SCURL report on Walk-in access

 SCURL Walk In Access Final Report Acrobat document  - supporting resource sharing initiatives through the provision of walk-in access to e-resources subscribed to by HE libraries, from the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (2012)

Walk-in Access Wales Toolkit

Walk in Access Wales toolkit Acrobat document   - guide to implementing walk-in access in Welsh higher education institutions Welsh version: pecyncymorthmcimc Acrobat document   (2013) 

WATER  (Walk in access to electronic resources)

The Society of College, National and University Libraries and UCISA (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association) are supporting the WATER project.

The WATER project encouraged every participating library in SCONUL Access to provide at least one walk-in access terminal by December 2012. More information:

The project's report was published in 2013: SCONUL Water report Acrobat document