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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page last updated: 22/10/2020

Facilities and services

Information about access to facilities including the libraries, sports facilities, food outlets and the Students’ Union, as well as guidance on financial support.

Facilities and services

Plus Icon Can I get food on campus?

Our cafes and shops are offering a range of grab and go food and drinks and are only accepting contactless payments. You can find out which of Beckett Food's outlets are available on their page. You can also visit Leeds Beckett Students' Union's The Hive. Read how you can stay safe while visiting them.

If you are buying hot food or hot drinks to take away you will have to wear a face covering. We want to keep you safe at tills and order points so you may be asked to wait until other customers have moved through and it is safe to enter. Social distancing measures are in place in seating areas and you will be asked to leave your details, for test and trace purposes.

Plus Icon Can I access the library?

The Libraries are open for students to book an individual study space from 09:00 - 21:00 Monday to Friday and 11:00 - 17:00 on Saturday and Sunday. There are a limited number of individual study spaces which you must book via our Book a Study Space page. Short visit appointments are also available if you need to print.

The Library service is open online with the Library website giving you access to thousands of electronic resources and online help and support. Library and IT Advice is available 24/7 by phone (0113 812 1000) or chat ( and on our IT Support pages.

Can I borrow and return books?
Yes, you can borrow books from the Library via our Click and Collect service. Reserve on the Catalogue and then book an appointment to collect from either campus. Please ensure you follow all the steps in this process and have an appointment to collect your books before you come to the Library. You can return books to collection points in either Library during the opening times above.

Plus Icon Can I borrow media equipment?

The media equipment loans service has resumed. Students wishing to borrow equipment will need to reserve this in advance on the online booking system. There will be a new schedule for collecting and returning equipment to ensure enough time to clean the equipment and protect our service desk staff.

City Campus
Collection: Wednesdays (09:30-16:30)
Return: Fridays (09:30-16:30)
Headingley Campus

Collection: Tuesdays (09:30-16:30)
Return: Thursdays (09:30-16:30)
All loans as standard will be made for 9 days (example: a loan collected from city campus on a Wednesday should be returned on the Friday of the following week.) 



Sport and active lifestyles

Plus Icon Are the sports facilities open?

The Carnegie Sports Centre at Headingley Campus is now open.

Opening times

  • Monday - 08:00 - 20:00
  • Tuesday - 08:00 - 20:00
  • Wednesday - 08:00 - 21:00 
  • Thursday - 08:00 - 20:00
  • Friday - 08:00 - 22:00
  • Weekends - 10:00 - 16:00

The swimming pool at Headingley Campus and the City Campus gym will remain closed until further notice.

Plus Icon Can I buy a membership?

Yes, we are offering all students the opportunity to become a Sport & Active Lifestyles member for the first academic term for a cost of £25. The membership will give you access to the gyms, fitness classes, athletics track and tennis court bookings at the Headingley Campus Sports Centre from 1 September 2020 until 24 December 2020. Click here to purchase.

Plus Icon Do I need to book in advance?

Yes. All activities in the sports centre will require you to book before you arrive. You must also have a Sport & Active Lifestyles membership.

Members can book one activity per day, with each activity having a designated time limit. Please arrive no longer than five minutes prior to your booking to help maintain social distancing and reduce crowding.

Once you have completed your activity you will need to leave the sports centre and campus, unless you have a timetabled lesson, study space or library booking.

Plus Icon How can I book an activity?

You can book into the sports centre through the following methods:

  • Download the Leeds Beckett Fitness app - available to download for free from Google Play and Apple Store, search ‘Leeds Beckett Fitness’.
  • Online bookings website

To be able to book via the app or the website you will need to be a member of Sport & Active Lifestyles and will need to register your account on the app or website. You can register on the app/bookings website by creating an account using the email address you used to buy your membership with and by creating a unique password for the app. Once you are registered on the app you can access its features. Read the last page of our user guide for further details of how to register.

Plus Icon What activities are available?

  • Gym - three gym areas available including a cardio room, strength & conditioning suite and functional fitness area.
  • Fitness classes - virtual classes only, view fitness class timetable
  • Athletics track
  • Athletic Union training sessions and trials. All sessions are operating within the Government's organised sport and social distancing guidelines.

Plus Icon Can I take part in group fitness classes?

Due to Leeds becoming a very high alert (tier three) area we are not able to offer group fitness sessions in person. We are, however, still offering fitness classes online, with live virtual classes available through our Facebook page.

Find your favourite class through our online fitness class timetable.

Plus Icon Will changing facilities be available?
No. The sports centre changing facilities will remain closed. You will need to come ready to train in your sportswear and bring your own water bottle as the water fountains will be out of use. You will be able to purchase bottled water from reception.
Plus Icon Can I join a sports club?

Yes. Our Athletic Union sports clubs are currently training and offering trials and taster sessions on campus with guidance from their national governing bodies, Public Health England and the Government.

The Athletic Union clubs are also offering students virtual meet and greets and other welcoming activities to help you be part of their club. BUCS competitions are expected to start in January 2021, subject to Government guidelines.

Visit our Athletic Union webpage to find a sport for you.

Plus Icon What is expected of me to help keep the gym safe?

You can read the full details of what actions you need to take to help keep the sports centre a Covid-19 secure environment in the Sport & Active Lifestyles user guide. You must read this user guide before your first visit.

Plus Icon What will you do to keep the sports centre safe?

The team are taking extra precautions in ensuring the sports centre will be a Covid-19 secure environment.

Using guidelines from industry experts including UK Active, Public Health England and the Government, we have developed a helpful user guide that outlines the steps taken to ensure your safety.

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