Public

Visitors to the University and members of the public are welcome to come into the Library and refer to the collections for reference.

LIS - Library Services For the Public

They should report to the Helpdesk or to the library staff at the Faculty of Health and Social Care libraries where they will be asked to sign the Visitors' Book. Library staff will be pleased to advise and direct them. Please note that any under 18's (unless registered on a course) must be accompanied by an adult.

External borrowers are entitled to borrow four items from the main collections for three weeks. Normal library regulations, including fines for the late return of books, will apply. The main collections are the academic stock, excluding the short loan collection, children's books, school experience material, and audio-visual equipment and material. Journals are not available for loan to any borrower. External borrowing rights also do not include additional or specialist services such as inter-library loan. An annual (silver) fee of £75 is payable

Normal library regulations, including fines for late return of books, will apply. Journals are not available for loan to any borrower. Photocopying facilities are available from the Helpdesk.

External borrowing rights also do not include additional or specialist services such as inter-library loan.

Access to eResources

The University of Chester supports widening access to electronic resources where licensing agreements and University regulations on the use of IT facilities permit.

We provide access for visitors and external users to: the Internet; those electronic information resources we subscribe to which allow walk-in access for visitors; access to standard desktop software and printing facilities charged at the current rate. Use of these facilities must be within the library premises and for educational purposes.

 

The Public/External Readers

SCONUL Access

Under the SCONUL Vacation Access Scheme, students registered on taught courses at other higher education institutions may have access to University of Chester library facilities during the University's standard opening hours. Academic staff and researchers should apply for access through the SCONUL Access scheme.

To use University of Chester library facilities during vacations, students need to show their ID or library card to Helpdesk staff and to sign the Visitors' Book on each visit. Photocopying facilities are available and copy cards can be purchased from the Helpdesk.

 

University of Chester Graduates

For Graduates of the University of Chester, a reduced annual fee of £35 including VAT is payable (£12.50 for the first year following graduation).

External borrowers are entitled to borrow up to four items at a time from the main collections excluding the short and one week loan collections, children's books, school experience material, and audio-visual equipment and material. Normal library regulations, including fines for late return of books, will apply. Journals are not available for loan to any borrower. Photocopying facilities are available and copy cards can be purchased from the Helpdesk.

External members who will become students at the University of Chester in the next semester may register for a part year for £25 including VAT.