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Guide for External Users

Access & rules

  • Apply for access
  • Access to external users: 
    Monday to Friday. 
    No access on  Saturdays

  • Show your Library Card to enter the library

  • Keep the Library Card with you at all times

  • External users must respect library rules

Information services

Study spaces 

  • Around 200 workspaces available to all users

  • 'First-come, first-served' workspaces cleared of all material each morning

  • LAN cables for laptops in all workspaces


  • External users have access to licensed e-resources when in the library
  • Consult e-resources via the 6 Pcs on the Library Entrance floor or by using your laptop connected with LAN cables
  • Copyright laws and individual licence agreements must be respected when accessing e-resources


  • Consult the  Catalogue   to find and locate materials
  • Most of the library’s holdings on open shelving
  • Requested material from storage delivered Monday to Friday. Material requested before 1 pm it will be available later that afternoon


  • External users have no borrowing rights

  • Books can be borrowed through your home library via InterLibrary Loan

Photocopying & Printing

  • A multifunction machine (for photocopying and printing) dedicated to external users on the Library Entrance floor

  • Rechargeable print & copy cards are available from the machine at the Library entrance (no change given) and in the EUI Shop (€5 = 71 copies)

  • Printing is allowed only from the 6 PCs on the Entrance floor (not possible from laptops)

  • Scanning facility not available for external users

Using Computers

  • 6 PCs on the Entrance floor available to all external users

  • 8 wall-mounted PCs in the Library for Catalogue and Internet consultation

  • LAN cables for laptops in all workspaces

  • WI-FI available if your home institution is a member of eduroam, or via EUI guest WI-FI

Page last updated on 08 June 2016