information for colleagues

Facilities and services

Information for colleagues about access to facilities including the libraries, sports facilities, food outlets and the mail service.

General facilities and services FAQs

Both our Libraries are open Monday - Friday 09:00 - 21:00 and Saturday - Sunday 11:00 - 17:00. However, Study space bookings are still only available for students. 

Staff and students should continue to use online resources and services where possible. Please contact us if you have any queries about accessing Library services or resources. 

It is recommended that you have a lateral flow test before coming onto campus. Further information about these is on the University's Covid-19 microsite. Please follow the guidance on hands, space and face whilst on campus. 


Courier services for outgoing items can be requested using the Courier Services Details form.

For small and medium sized deliveries, couriers can no longer deliver directly to offices. Small and medium sized courier deliveries should be sent to our City Campus mail room and addressed as follows: Recipient name, building and room number, c/o Leeds Beckett University Mail Room, G20 Calverley Building, Portland Way, Leeds LS1 3HE. Please also complete the Request to Receive Small or Medium Sized Deliveries form, providing 48 hours’ notice where possible. For any queries, please email: 

For larger deliveries, please complete the Request to Receive Large Deliveries form, providing 48 hours’ notice where possible. You will need to attend site to receive your goods in person. Our Security team can then assist by managing building access.

Outgoing mail is franked and posted from our City Campus mail room on a weekly basis. Drop-off or collection services from both campuses can be requested for this service. 

Incoming mail is being sorted ready for collection from mail rooms on both campuses. Your service or school is requested to nominate a colleague to collect your area’s mail from the relevant campus mail room. You can request a time slot for the collection of mail using the Mail Room Booking form

A selection of cafes is available at City and Headingley Campus and open Monday - Friday between 09:00 - 15:00. The cafes serve hot and cold drinks as well as pre-packaged items for you to take out or eat in. When eating in, tables will be limited to six people or two households (each household can include a support bubble, if eligible). 

City Campus:

  • Gaia Cafe
  • Cafe 1846

Headingley Campus

  • Carnegie Cafe

To keep up to date with our current opening times either follow Beckett Food on TwitterFacebook or Instagram, or visit their website.

From Monday 17 May, we have made additional sports and fitness facilities and activities available for members, in line with the latest Government guidance.

New activities available from May 17:

  • Swim - we have reopened the pool with a limited timetable for lane swimming only.
  • Indoor sport - indoor sports bookings are available, in line with the Government's rule of six (or two households).
  • Fitness classes - in-person classes are available at the sports centre. We will also continue to live-stream all classes online.
  • Outdoor fitness trail - we have developed a new fitness trail around our campus grounds for members to use.

As part of the changes we are making, we will also be extending the sports centre's opening times:

Opening times

  • Monday - 07:15 - 22:30*
  • Tuesday - 07:15 - 22:30*
  • Wednesday - 07:15 - 22:30*
  • Thursday - 07:15 - 22:30*
  • Friday - 07:15 - 22:30*
  • Saturday - 08:00 - 18:00**
  • Sunday - 08:00 - 18:00 **

* Weekdays - last booking slot 20:45 

** Weekends - last booking slot 17:15 

Other available facilities:

  • Gym/Strength & conditioning suite
  • Athletics track
  • Indoor tennis courts (with members of your household only)
  • A selection of outdoor sports and fitness activities
    *Subject to availability and booking capacities

How to book:

To book an activity at the Carnegie Sports Centre, you will need to download our Leeds Beckett Fitness app, available on Apple Store and Google Play. Alternatively, if you do not have the capability to download our Leeds Beckett App, you can create an account and book a space on our bookings website.