Recommend a book for the Library via Beckett Books Extra

Since our Beckett Books Extra service started over 900 books and other resources have been added to library stock in response to recommendations by students.

Student looking at books in the library

Are there rules on what I can recommend?

Books, CDs, DVDs and computer games can all be recommended, providing they are for your studies or research. Popular fiction is usually only purchased if it is for use on a course or for your research.

We do however welcome recommendations that diversify our Library collection, such as books written by BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) authors, like recently recommended Slay in Your Lane: the black girl bible by Yomi Adegoke. Suggestions for titles by disabled authors are also welcomed, or perhaps by a member of the LGBT community to celebrate LGBT History month.

As this service is to recommend titles not held by Leeds Beckett Library please check Discover or the Library Catalogue for the item first, if the item is on loan, place a Reservation as this is the quickest way to get access.

How do I submit a title I want to suggest?

You will find the Beckett Books Extra channel under the Library tab in MyBeckett, only submit one recommendation per form to avoid confusion.

To make titles accessible to as many students as possible eBooks will be purchased where available rather than print books, however, if you require a particular format (print or eBook) because you are a distance learning student or have a disability, please specify on the form.

How soon will it arrive?

We aim to purchase all items that meet the criteria above but If we're unable to purchase your recommendation we'll email you with the reason.

eBooks are usually available in 1 - 2 weeks but print books, DVDs, CDs and computer games take a little longer but are usually available in 2 - 6 weeks.

If your recommendation has been purchased as an eBook we'll email you with a Library Catalogue link to it

For print books, DVDs, CDs and computer games, a Reservation will be placed and you'll receive an email when it's ready to collect.

Which titles have been recommended?

Recent titles added to stock include the ebooks Watching YouTube: extraordinary videos by ordinary people and the Psychology of sub-culture in sport and physical activity.

You can also spot the print books purchased via the labels on the spines of the books:

Books on shelf

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