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Using other university libraries

Did you know that Leeds Beckett students and staff can use other university libraries via the SCONUL Access scheme?

As well as the Library at Leeds Beckett our students and staff can use other university libraries by applying online to the SCONUL Access Scheme (remember to use your University email address andt pay any outstanding fines on your account first!). For full-time undergraduates this is for reference only, but other students and staff can usually borrow.

The SCONUL website also lists the university libraries you can visit, their opening hours and any restrictions. Many universities don’t allow access during busy periods such as exams so make sure you check before making a trip.

Leeds Beckett Library staff will authorise your application by email within 3 working days, telling you if you can borrow or just have reference access. You then need to take this (either in print or on your mobile) plus your Campus Card to the library you want to visit.


SCONUL Access doesn’t usually let you use PCs or electronic resources but you can access the eduroam wireless network in other universities so you’ll still be able to access Leeds Beckett electronic resources, the Library website and MyBeckett. Remember to connect to eduroam before you leave Leeds Beckett.

If you’re looking for a book or journal that Leeds Beckett Library doesn’t have in stock you might want to visit the British Library or apply for an Interlibrary Loan. This service is mainly for final year and postgraduate students, but please contact your Academic Librarian if you’re not in your final year and can’t find what you need in the Library. You can also use the Beckett Books Extra scheme to recommended material for stock – just fill in the form in the Library Tab of MyBeckett.

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