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Christmas in the Library

The Library is open 24/7 throughout the Christmas Vacation and over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays - see below for some key information about our services. 

29/11/18

Exam Survival

From silent study space to motivational playlists there's lots of help available from the Library to help you survive your exams.

23/11/18

We are celebrating Global Engagement Week!

See how the Library can support you!

Global Engagement Week takes place from 19th – 23rd November in partnership with Leeds Beckett Students’ Union to promote opportunities and develop students who are globally engaged. The Library is committed to supporting this development and has a wide range of resources to aid students in “global engagement”. 

UK Disability History Month 2018 Disability and Music

UK Disability History Month 2018

UK Disability History Month runs from 22 November to 22 December 2018. Take a look at the Library resources available that relate to this year's theme Disability and Music.

Saving Your Work with OneDrive

Where are you saving your work? Make it OneDrive!

Discover 6 reasons why OneDrive is where you should be saving all your coursework and assignments. 

14/11/18

Dissertation help from the Library

If you're in your final year you may be starting to think about your dissertation or final project. Find out about the support available from the Library.

09/11/18
Student writing in the Library

Academic Writing Month

November is AcWriMo – Academic Writing Month! An annual event aimed at helping you set and achieve your writing goals, with Leeds Beckett Library on hand to help.

01/11/18
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Scared of writing that essay? Leeds Beckett Library can help!

We know writing essays can be scary so whether you are worried about leaving things to the last minute, finding information or referencing, don't worry there is lots of support available. Library staff will be out and about this Halloween to help calm your fears! And not just for essays - we can help with all your assignment queries.

27/10/18
Students at PC in the Library

New Look Library Spaces

Thank you for your feedback on the new look spaces on the ground floor of each library - we're glad you like them!

As well as lots of positive comments such as "better work environment" and "bright and open" you had some concerns and queries so we asked Kate Kluttz, Learning Spaces and Operations Manager, to respond.

25/10/18
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Ten top tips for the perfect assignment

Time to tackle that first assignment? Leeds Beckett Academic Librarian Ellie Clement gives us her top 10 tips for writing the perfect assignment. 

11/10/18
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Write Right with the Library

The Library and the Students’ Union Advice Service are offering support and information to ensure you “Write Right” - develop good academic practice and maintain your academic integrity as you prepare for your first university assignment.

05/10/18

National Libraries Week 2018! Find your favourite place to study

The Library at Leeds Beckett provides lots of different spaces to help you work together on group assignments, study in silence and more. Find out about our recommended places as we celebrate National Libraries Week with its theme of "My Time. My Space. My Library".

05/10/18

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...

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2018

Dyslexia Awareness Week takes place from Monday 1 October to Sunday 7 October 2018, and this year’s theme is #21stCenturyDyslexia. The Library has a wide range of support available for students with dyslexia.

What's new for 2018 at Leeds Beckett Library?

Changes and updates for the new academic year!

Welcome to Leeds Beckett Library

Welcome to Leeds Beckett Library! We look forward to meeting you at your Library induction, Freshers’ Fairs, out and about around campus and, of course, in the Libraries!

James Graham Building

Graduated this Summer? Things you need to do before 30 September

Summer is flying by and you may already be putting your new skills to good use in the world of work, but there are a few things you should do before 30 September.

Advice point

Headingley Library Refurbishment

Work to refurbish the ground floor of Headingley Library is now underway. The Library will remain open and operational throughout the project.

Music resources

New Online Reading Lists

We are moving our online reading lists to a new system which will have a new look and feel (but still accessible via MyBeckett) and make it easier to customise and navigate.

MyBeckett Upgrade 2018

MyBeckett Upgrade Summer 2018

We upgrade the MyBeckett system every year to make sure it’s in the best shape possible to support you and we need time to complete the upgrade and to test the system so that MyBeckett is in full working order when it comes back online for you to use.

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