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Overseas and Off-Campus Support

What we can do for you
  • We offer 24/7 online and telephone support to Edinburgh Napier University students who are based off-campus, and access to e-books, e-journals and online databases.
  • You can view the online introduction materials to the University's services here
  • Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) enables access to Edinburgh Napier Windows virtual desktops and their applications anywhere and on any device.
  • We provide a Postal Loans Service to UK-based part-time and distance learning students who cannot visit Edinburgh Napier University in person.
  • We can also arrange access to University Libraries within the UK under the SCONUL Access scheme.
  • We provide access to all student online resources via myNapier.

You can expect us to
  • ​Maintain electronic resources availability to staff and students for a minimum of 95% of the academic year
  • Schedule routine system maintenance outside of the examination times

We expect you to
  • ​Keep safe the passwords, usernames, and PIN numbers you need to access electronic information sources. Do not disclose them to others
  • Use software and electronic data for educational purposes only, and in accordance with the UK copyright legislation. You cannot use them for commercial reasons, including some student placement activities

Where to find it
  • The Library subscribes to a large number of e-resources, which can be accessed via:
  • You can find more information about electronic resources on our website.
  • All student online resources can be accessed via myNapier​.  

Who can use it
  • Off-campus matriculated students

When is it available
  • Electronic resources are available 24/7 from anywhere in the world with internet access, subject to licensing arrangements.
  • For more information about Library services you can access from overseas visit our website.

  • There is a registration fee of £5 for UK-based students wishing to use the Postal Loans Service