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Libraries


Our Sheila Silver Library at City Campus and Headingley Library in the James Graham Building are both open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. Our Library has more than 315,000 print and multimedia items and 150,000 ebooks, journals, databases and newspapers to inspire learning and support study. On campus you will have an Academic Librarian to help you get the most out of using the Library.

Your Library is more than just books; you can borrow laptops and camera equipment, print and photocopy, book a presentation room or attend free Skills for Learning workshops. Our new mobile app can also give you information on how many free desktop PCs are available in our libraries before you get here. But even if you can’t come to us, you can still access the Library website and search over 100,000 electronic books, journals and newspapers from wherever you are off-campus.

students reading newspapers in the library at Leeds Beckett

Skills For Learning

Skills for Learning is designed to help you develop essential academic skills such as academic communication, maths, problem solving, critical thinking, IT skills, working with others and research skills.

You can access a range of self-help online resources, attend workshops and arrange one-to-one tutorials on topics such as:

  • Essay writing, reflective writing, dissertations, critical thinking.
  • IT: Microsoft Office packages – Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Maths and statistics – including SPSS.

There are also a number of Skills for Learning publications which include the ‘Little Book’ series:

  • Essay Writing.
  • IT skills.
  • Punctuation.
  • Research.
  • Time Management.
  • ‘Quote, Unquote: a guide to Harvard referencing’.

The Skills for Learning website is accessible to current staff and students via a login. A Skills for Learning Preview site is available for you to get a taste of what you’ll be able to access to support your studies.

At Leeds Beckett we are committed to helping you get the most out of your studies, as well as building the skills you need for success in your future career.

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