Walk-in user service
Information about the University's Walk-In User service which gives members of the public access to a wide range of electronic resources at libraries across the University. Access to the resources is limited to the dedicated computers in the libraries below:
More information about how to use the service is available, including:
To use the service individuals must first register by agreeing to the Walk-in User Code of Practice PDF and showing proof of identity at one of the libraries above. Please bring the following forms of identification:
a University of Nottingham Associate Card or University of Nottingham Library card or
a passport, driving licence or Sconul Access Reference Card and Home Institution card and a recent (within last 6 months) utility bill or bank/building society/credit card statement
Unfortunately, you cannot be registered without identification. You will initially be registered to use this service for one year.
Conditions of use
Users are expected to:
abide by the Walk-in User Code of Practice PDF
use resources for educational purposes only
limit the amount of time they spend on a Walk-in User PC during busy times
not use CD-ROMs and DVDs on the Walk-in User PCs
The Walk-in User service does not provide access to email or software e.g. Microsoft Office or the internet and is not connected to printers.
If you are viewing these pages off campus, you can see which resources are available through the service. Access to the resources themselves, is limited to Library premises only.
Making the most of the service
To make most of the Walk-in User service:
check which resources are available through the service, before you visit, by visiting the Walk-in User Resource pages which list resources by subject.
save results to a non-encrypted USB memory stick. Please note, the service does not support encrypted USB sticks.
please note that there is no USB safe removal option available on the Walk in User PCs
Are you looking for a particular eJournal or eBook?
The Walk in User Resources pages list the different eJournal and eBook packages which are included in the service. To find a title:
search the Library Online Catalogue (UNLOC
) and identify which package it belongs to e.g. Elsevier Science Direct, Springer etc. You can find this information in the full journal record (click on the number to the left of the journal name) and also from the SFX information within UNLOC.
browse to the eJournal category on the left hand side to access the journal itself, by selecting the package it belongs to. The service does not provide the facility to click through from the SFX box to the eJournal.
If you need any assistance with this, you can contact the library before you visit or email Walkfirstname.lastname@example.org . Please provide details of the eJournals/eBooks you are interested in and we can then advise you accordingly.
Please note that we are unable to list the individual eJournal and eBook titles available through the service.
Using the service
Bring your Walk in User registration form with you on each visit, this should be presented to Library staff at the service point in the library you are using.
Return the proximity device to the service point once you have finished using the service.
If you have any feedback about the service, please contact us via the Library Helpline.