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Visiting other university libraries

Did you know that you can visit other university libraries closer to home? SCONUL Access is a reciprocal scheme that allows students to borrow from most higher education libraries in the UK and Ireland. For full-time undergraduate students this is for reference only.

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MyBeckett Upgrade Summer 2019

We upgrade to a new version of MyBeckett every year to make sure it’s in the best shape possible to support you. But, we need time to complete the upgrade and to test the system and functionality so that MyBeckett is in full working order when it comes back online. The upgrade is carried out over the Summer to minimise disruption during the teaching year - this years upgrade means it should never need to be down for future maintenance!

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Working at a distance throughout the summer?

The Library remains open 24/7 to support you.

Skills for learning

Heard about Skills for Learning?

Have you heard about Skills for Learning?

It might be that your course just started this January? Or maybe you’re starting to work on your dissertation?

The academic work you need to do at university can sometimes seem a bit daunting. It might be a while since you’ve done any studying and you might feel the need to brush up on your study skills. Or it might be that thinking about your dissertation sends you into a panic. There’s no need to worry – there is plenty of help and support with study skills available from Skills for Learning to get you started.

How to access other University Libraries

Did you know that you can visit other University libraries closer to home?

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Studying Business? Meet your Leeds Business School Academic Librarian

Looking for help and resources for your study, look no further!

Important news – access to Google student email after 15th December

From 15 December 2017 you will no longer be able to access the archived copy of your Gmail account. This is because in September 2017 the University introduced new Microsoft student email accounts for all students.

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Studying Art Psychotherapy? – Check out help and resources for your study!

Check out the Art Therapy subject page for relevant resources, information, help and guides.

Finding, using and accessing eBooks

Hello everyone.  We hope you are settling in OK. These first few weeks really fly by!

Library closures Sunday 21st & 28th August

Every year we have to implement Library closures in order to carry out essential electrical maintenance on some of our University buildings. This year the work is taking place over two Sundays in August.

Join the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community

Hello to all distance learning students, come and join us on the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community.

Find out what Leeds Beckett Student Wellbeing can do for you

The Leeds Beckett Student and Wellbeing team have posted an informative video on supporting you as a Distance Learner.  Here is James Ewens from the Leeds Beckett Student and Wellbeing team talking about what services his team can offer to you.

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CHECK OUT HOW YOU CAN MAKE EBOOKS MORE ACCESSIBLE!

A new Accessibility page has been added to the eBooks guide on the Library website.

Did you know we’re open 24/7 366 days this year?

We’re pleased to announce an extra day of opening to our libraries this year, whether you are on or off campus we make as many of our library services and resources available to access 24/7.

Recently enrolled on a Distance Learning course?

Welcome to the Offsite team, you can find us here.

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A new member of the Offsite team!

We have a new member of the Offsite team!  Lesley has joined us from Sunderland University Library Services where she worked for ten years and has lots of experience supporting Distance Learners.

Good luck with your assessments and don’t forget that we are here to help!

Now is the time of year that many of you will be writing your first assignments so this is a good opportunity for us wish you all the best of luck and to remind you that you are not alone and that we are here to help!

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Are you Offsite-ready yet?

Have we sent you information about registering with Offsite? Why not go ahead and register with us – once you’re logged in to MyBeckett, you’re only 2 clicks away from the simple registration form (Library tab, then Register for Offsite). We’ll respond to your student email within two working days, and usually it’s much, much sooner!

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Managing your student email account

It is really important that you check your student email account on a regular basis as this is how the university will communicate with you. This is because your student email address is secure and doesn’t change, please see the library website for further information on how to access your student emails.

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Online Library Induction

Do you want to know more about how to use Library services and resources effectively?

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Perplexed by passwords and PINs?

If you can’t log in or you’re not sure what your username and password are, there is lots of useful advice on the Passwords and PINs page of the Library website.

More from the summer vacation

This snap shows the view from the 126th floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It was taken by Jo, who is one of the managers of the Offsite team.

Certain ebooks currently unavailable

Some of our ebooks (from one particular provider) are unavailable for the week beginning 17th August 2015. This is to allow us to make upgrades and refresh content. They should be available again by Friday 21st August 2015. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

MyBeckett Summer Maintenance

The MyBeckett system requires annual maintenance to keep the system up-to-date.

Library Catalogue unavailable 07:00 – 17:00 Wednesday 1st July

Due to a system upgrade, the Library Catalogue and self services will be unavailable from approximately 07:00 until 17:00 on Wednesday 1st July and at risk on Thursday 2nd July.

Certain resources unavailable 30th June 2015 07:00 – 09:00

Due to systems maintenance, the following resources will be unavailable on Tuesday 30 June, between 07:00 and 09:00 BST

Using Google to find resources? Enhance your searching by using Discover

Why you should be using Discover – the Library search engine

Need some last minute help?

Lots of distance learners may be coming to the end of their courses. Remember it’s not too late to get help from the Library at any time of the day!

New ejournals are here!

A number of new electronic journals have just been added to our online library covering a diverse range of subjects from Computing, Engineering, Health, African American Studies and Law, see the resources section of our website for further information.

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from everyone in the Offsite team! Staff from the team will be here to help Monday to Friday 09:00-16:30 throughout the Easter vacation with the exception of Good Friday (April 3rd) and Easter Monday (April 6th) when we will be at home eating chocolate!

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Beckett Books Extra

Is there a book or other resource that you need for your course or research that the Library doesn’t hold? You can let us know what you would like us to buy – go to Beckett Books Extra on the Library tab in MyBeckett. This is in addition to the resources purchased by your Academic Librarian in conjunction with your lecturers.

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New sports ebooks now available

New in: We have recently added over 180 new Sport titles from Taylor & Francis to our ebook collection.

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Settling in to the new term

Whether you started your course in September, January, or any other time, we hope you’re feeling energised and settled into the new term’s studies!

What do you love about your library?

Saturday 7th February is National Libraries Day! Why not help Leeds Beckett Library celebrate by declaring your love for libraries in the week running up to it.

Latest Ejournals

Read all about it! Over 2000 news titles are now available from PressDisplay. You can view current news titles in their original format and layout. This is great for keeping track of events and trends as they are reported in publications worldwide.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from everyone in Offsite! Here are two members of the team pictured on the newly refurbished third floor in Sheila Silver Library.

Chat with Offsite

Offsite have launched an online chat service this week, so when a member of the team is available you can now chat with them via the Offsite web pages.

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The library goes festive

As we are now in December here’s a picture of our Christmas tree just outside the Sheila Silver Library to get everyone in the festive mood!

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