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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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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!

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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The pedagogy of the oppressed Penguin*

Or, how we can support you with referencing!

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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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.

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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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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
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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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