There might be times when you need to borrow from another library, for example, if NUA Library doesn’t have the item that you would like to borrow, or if you want to visit your local university library during the vacations.
Requesting books / journal articles from the British Library (and some university libraries)
We can request books and/or journal articles via another library on your behalf. These are known as Inter-Library Loans, or ILLs for short.
Click here for details on how to request an Inter Library Loan.
Click here to access to the British Library catalogue.
If you would like help with your research, please ask your Librarian for help.
NUA Library belongs to the SCONUL Access scheme, which allows many students and staff to borrow from other university libraries. (There is no charge for this).
You may be able to borrow from other college or university libraries if you are:
To apply online for SCONUL Access, click SCONUL Access application.
Click here to check the UEA Library catalogue
For general details, including opening hours, please visit the UEA Library homepage.
UEA day visitors (reference only use, no borrowing rights)
NUA students / staff can go to UEA Library and sign in as a day visitor to access their physical resources on a reference only basis. You will need to take your NUA ID card (and proof of address, e.g. a bank statement) with you. You can also request a temporary username and password to access some of the library’s e-resources.
Please note that One-Day Passes can only be issued during specific times. Check the UEA page for visitors for full information: UEA visitors.
Borrowing from UEA
NUA is part of the SCONUL Access scheme which allows many university students and staff to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme.
Staff, part-time, distance learning and placement students, plus full time taught postgraduates may be given the following borrowing rights at UEA:
NB Full time undergraduates can access UEA library (see day visitor information above), but will have no borrowing rights.
To apply for a SCONUL card, click here: Application for SCONUL Access
To renew UEA items online, request your username and password when you collect your UEA library card.
Please note that users will not be able to place reservations on UEA material and cannot borrow high demand items, DVDs or CLRC items.