Information for students

Page last updated 25/02/2021

Facilities and services

Information about access to facilities including the libraries, sports facilities, food outlets and the Students’ Union.

Facilities and services FAQs

The Café Gaia (Leslie Silver Building, City Campus) and Carnegie Café (Carnegie School of Sport, Headingley Campus) will open weekdays between 09:00–15:00 from Monday 11 January. Both cafes will serve hot and cold drinks and pre-packaged items for takeaway service only.

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



Both our Libraries remain open Monday - Friday 09:00 - 21:00 and Saturday - Sunday 11:00 - 17:00. However, please only come to the Library if it is essential. Study at home and use our online resources and services where possible.

Study space bookings are only for students who are legally allowed to come onto campus:

  • studying on one of the designated courses (health, social work, teacher training)
  • without alternative access to broadband or a PC/laptop
  • without adequate study facilities at home

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 and wear your face covering at all times, including whilst studying.

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.) 

In line with national lockdown restrictions, the Carnegie Sports Centre and City Campus gym are closed for members.

Yes, you can take part in our virtual fitness classes that are being streamed and shared on the Leeds Beckett Fitness Facebook page. You can take part in the live fitness classes at the times stated on the fitness class timetable as well as enjoy over 700 pre-recorded classes.

We will also be offering weekly challenges and goals through the Leeds Beckett Fitness app available on Apple Store and Google Play which also includes technology that enables you to set goals, track your progress and record every workout. Plus you can enjoy discounts and deals with our affiliate partners.

If you are looking to get into running, we also have a ‘Leeds Beckett Social’ virtual running club set up on Strava for you to be a part of, as well as Strava groups for students living in university owned accommodation under the following names:

  • LBUKirkstall
  • LBUCarnegie
  • LBUMarsden
  • LBUsugarwell
  • LBUwoodhouse
  • LBUarena