How the Library can support your studies

Whether you are studying on campus or from home, the Library is here to support you in your studies. So we thought it would be helpful to let you know more about our services,

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Getting Started

  • If you've not bought a device for Uni yet our Library and Student IT Advice Team have produced a guide to help. And they can help you set up your devices to study from home as well as answering your Library and IT queries. 
  • 24/7 support is available via phone or chat or you can email us during the day.
  • You can access 5 free copies of Office 365 for your devices, giving you access to your student email via Outlook and OneDrive to save your work.
  • If you need to attend an online meeting/seminar/webinar but are unsure how, we have guides to help you to login and use the different tools. 
  • You can book a place in the Library to study.

Finding Information

  • Thousands of books together with eBooks, journals, databases, newspapers and multimedia resources are easily searchable via our Discover search tool.
  • Our Click and Collect service enables you to book a time to come into the Library to collect the books you need from the shelves.
  • We work with your lecturers to make sure the titles on your reading lists are easily accessible from wherever you are studying. You can find your reading list alongside your modules in MyBeckett.
  • Our Academic Librarians have created online guides for the subjects you’re studying, directing you to key resources. You can also get appointments with them either online (e.g. Skype) or by phone.

Develop Your Skills

  • We will have a Study Ready module you can take over the summer, helping you to understand the differences between school or college and university and giving you tips on becoming an independent learner. You can access this via the home page of MyBeckett - you don't need to log on.
  • Our Skills for Learning is packed with resources and online workshops delivered by our Academic Skills Tutors.
  • Most of your assignments are submitted online so we’ve created video tutorials to show you how to do this, alongside other “how to” videos on the Library YouTube channel.
  • If you have a disability or dyslexia there is a dedicated web page and one-to-one support to help you make the most of our services.

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