Library & Student Services

Beckett Books Extra Support Students with Dyslexia

Beckett Books Extra lets you recommend books, computer games, CDs and DVDs to add to Library stock and almost 1,000 new resources are now available as a result of student recommendations over the last 2 years.

As part of Dyslexia Awareness Week 2018 Librarian Amy explains how the service is tailored to meet the needs of our students with dyslexia or another disability...

“If you require a particular format of book (either a print book or an eBook) because of dyslexia or another disability, just let us know when you submit your recommendation. We’ll do our best to buy the format of book you need, but if our suppliers can’t provide it, we’ll let you know.

There have also been big accessibility improvements with eBooks in recent years, for instance you can change the font size and colour or change the background colour on many eBooks. You can even get the eBook to read aloud to you. Take a look at our Accessible Resources webpage for more information. We’d recommend experimenting with these settings and you can also contact our Learning Support Officer for individual help and advice"

Student reading book at shelves

If you have something to recommend check first that it’s not in stock by searching the Library catalogue. If all copies are on loan place a reservation, as this is the quickest way to get a copy. If we don’t have it at all, recommend it using the Beckett Books Extra webpage.

Once we’ve bought your recommendation, we’ll reserve any physical items for you so that you receive an email once it’s ready to borrow. If we buy an eBook, we’ll email you a link to it. If for any reason we are unable to buy what you’ve suggested, we’ll let you know why and offer an alternative such as an Interlibrary Loan. 

So, if you know of a book that will benefit your course, let us know because other students may benefit from your recommendation in the future, and some books even end up on reading lists because Lecturers think they’re great too!

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