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Membership: Patron Types and Access

Members (currently registered students and staff) of the University have unlimited loans and full e-resources access. 

All visitors to The Albert Sloman Library at Colchester may use selected library e-resources within the library building (known as Walk-in access). See the following for information on this service


  • SL/SC stands for Short Loan and Student Collection. This is only at Colchester.
  • Visitors are only accepted at Colchester campus.
  Books E-Resources SL/SC Laptops ILL
University of Essex Online Staff (Kaplan) ✔ (e-format only)
University of Essex Online Students (Kaplan) ✔ (e-format only)
Kaplan Singapore Staff
Kaplan Singapore Students
University of Essex International College Staff
University of Essex International College Students
North West University Students
Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust
Colchester Institute Students (PG) ✔ (Max 5)
Writtle College Students
Special Categories
SCONUL A ✔ (Max 5)
SCONUL B ✔ (Max 5)
SCONUL C ✔ (Max 5)
Affiliate (Visitors) ✔ (Max 5)
Associate (Staff)
Alumni Students ✔ (Max 5)
Alumni Staff ✔ (Max 5)