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Keep yourself safe online

Follow our tips to keep yourself safe online.

19/09/19
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What's new for 2019 in the Library?

Welcome back to the Library - see below for what's new to help you with your studies.

16/09/19
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Welcome to the Library!

Sheila Silver Library at City Campus and Headingley Library are open 24/7, 365 days a year and MyBeckett is where you’ll find your modules, assignments, reading lists, email and timetable plus Library resources for your subject. There's a lot to take in during the first few weeks of university so we've put together a checklist to get you started.

27/08/19
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Are you Study Ready?

If it feels like forever since you did any studying or you're wondering what it will be like to study at University then the LBU Study Ready course is for you!

08/08/19

Library Website Relaunch

We are relaunching the Library website during w/c 22 July with a new structure, look and feel. You can still use the site but please excuse us if some pages don’t look quite right or function correctly straight away. Please contact us if you have problems finding anything you need.

17/07/19
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MyBeckett Upgrade Summer 2019

We upgrade to a new version of MyBeckett every year to make sure it’s in the best shape possible to support you. But, we need time to complete the upgrade and to test the system and functionality so that MyBeckett is in full working order when it comes back online. The upgrade is carried out over the Summer to minimise disruption during the teaching year - this years upgrade means it should never need to be down for future maintenance!

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Staying on for Postgraduate study

Just graduated? Planning to stay on for a postgrad course? The Library can help keep your study skills on track.

Using the Library over summer?

We’re open 24/7 during the vacation if you want to come in and study.

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Graduated this Summer?

Congratulations to everyone who graduated this summer! Here's a reminder of what happens to your access to University systems.

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Easing into your exams

We know exam time can be very stressful but there are lots of ways the Library can help you to be as prepared as possible.

Exam Top Tips from our Student Library Assistants

To give you the student perspective we asked two of our Student Library Assistants for their tips for exam success!

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Happy Easter from the Library

The Library is open 24/7 throughout the Easter Vacation, self service only over the Bank Holiday Weekend. See below for further information.

03/04/19
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Handy Hints for Hand Ins!

Whether you have to print and bind your assignments or submit electronically the Library can help.

Using other university libraries

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

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Write Right with the Library

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

04/03/19

Make the most of your Reading Lists

Most people use our reading list system - one hundred and thirty thousand views in the last semester tells us so, but we've put together a few tips to help you to get the most out of yours.

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Letters to the Library

Thank you for all your great responses to our call for Love and Break Up letters to the Library during Valentine's.

26/02/19
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The pedagogy of the oppressed Penguin*

Or, how we can support you with referencing!

Signed, Sealed, Delivered....are we yours? Write a Love Letter or Break up Letter to your Library

With Valentine's Day approaching, we felt this was the perfect time to ask you about your feelings towards your Library

Dissertation help from the Library

Time to focus on your dissertation or final project? The Library can help!

04/02/19
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Keep warm and study from home

If you've no lectures and you don’t want to venture outside in the cold weather, you can access a huge range of resources from the comfort of your room!

01/02/19
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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.

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Welcome to all new students starting in Semester 2

If you are joining the University in Semester 2 here are some helpful things to get you started with using the Library.

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Keep on track in semester 2

Whether you've made it through your first semester at university or are halfway through your course, make sure you are ready to deal with any possible 'potholes' along the way.

Develop your academic skills with Skills for Learning

The semester two Skills for Learning workshop programme is now available to book but if you can't get to a session we've identified 6 highlights from the website that can help you develop your academic skills.

15/01/19
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Academic Health Checklist

The New Year isn't just about making resolutions for healthy living, it can also be a time to reflect on your academic "health" and ensure you keep on track with advice from Academic Librarian, Kirsty Bower.

03/01/19
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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
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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
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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.

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