Answered By: Simon Goose
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2024     Views: 5

The majority of e-resources (including e-journals and e-books) listed on the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z and available in iDiscover (without login) are available on-site to non-members of the University as "Walk-in users".  To obtain this access you will need to have joined the Cambridge library as a member first of all.  For information on joining the University Library see Cambridge University Library "Joining the Library".   For details about how to access e-resources using the PCs available in the University Library see the "IT facilities" page.

The only exceptions to this "Walk-in access" are the e-books on the Dawsonera platform and e-books published by VLeBooks.  These e-books are only available via Raven authentication to University of Cambridge members on- and off-site.  (The former restriction of Web of Science to Raven login on-site as well as off-site has been lifted.)  

The University Library provides access to Digimap resources from EDINA.   These services include the Ordnance Survey online collection, Historic digimap, Geology digimap, Environment Digimap, Aerial digimap, and - from 2018 - Marine digimap.  These services are only available to full members of the University of Cambridge via Raven authentication on- and off-site.  For further information please visit the University Library Digimap page.