MyBeckett Upgrade 2015

It’s not just building work taking place over the summer.  Our Learning Systems team are also busy upgrading MyBeckett. Work to upgrade the system will take place during the week of the 3rd – 7th August.


The team will be installing an updated version, which comes with new features which our Staff and Students will be able to use in the next academic year.

What’s does this mean?

In a nutshell, it means that the system will be taken down between the 3rd and the 7th August 2015 and will therefore be unavailable during this time. This is necessary to complete the upgrade and test it to make sure that MyBeckett is in full working order for when it comes back online.

What if I need to access links I normally get through MyBeckett?

You won’t be able to access your Modules and their content during this time, but there are still plenty of University Services which will be fully available so that you can still gain access to important links and other information you would usually get through MyBeckett:



What happens after the upgrade?

When upgrade week is over the system will return to its usual web address:, and you will be able to use it normally.


Temporary closures

Starting on Monday 27th July areas of the third floor of the Sheila Silver Library will be unavailable as sections of the floor are lifted whilst new cabling is installed in the ceilings on the second floor.

The main book room will be partially closed for approximately four weeks. This will mean that there will be no public access to sections of the book stock and journals. This includes:

  • Books 800 – 999
  • Law Collection (340 – 349)
  • Journal Collection – recently received journals will be held in the High Demand Area on the ground floor
  • Statistics

If you require access to any of these collections, please speak to Library staff who will be able to collect the item for you.

Leeds Beckett students and staff are also able to place a hold on book stock on this floor.  Please ask Library staff for help if you’ve not done this before or take a look at our web page and video.

The Print hub on the third floor will also be closed. Alternative printing and binding facilities can be found in the following locations:

  • Black & White, Colour printers and Binding facilities – First Floor Print area
  • Black & White printers – High Demand Area, Ground floor

A number of the Student Meeting Rooms will also be unavailable during this period. However Rooms 302,303,309 & 310 on the third floor and 106 and 108 on the first floor will remain open and bookable using the Student Meeting Room booking system.

The Silent Study Room and the Disability Resource Area will remain open as usual.

We will try to keep disruption to a minimum whilst all this work takes place and we are very sorry for any inconvenience it causes.

The walls are down… walls are up!

Work has begin on installing the new walls on the second floor now that the whole floor haPicture2s been stripped out and cleared. A number of the new walls are up, making it easier to see the layout of the book room, printing hub, new offices and meeting rooms.

The suspended ceiling has also been removed and sections of the floor have been lifted ready for the new duct work and cabling. Some of the this work will involve access from the third floor and will mean that certain areas of the third floor book room will be unavailable whilst the work takes place.

This work is due to start week commencing 27th July and we’ll keep you up to date on Twitter #librefurb.

green wall

Meanwhile at Headingley Library the painters are brightening up the Labs that are being refurbished for the start of term.

Update on the second floor

Work is progressing well on the refurbishment of the second floor of the Sheila Silver Library. All of the internal walls on the floor have now been removed and the new reconfigured walls are being installed.

Work is on schedule and is currently running smoothly. The contractors have been coming in late at night and in the early mornings to carry out most of the really noisy work when the fewest number of people are here.

Obviously a project like this generates a lot of waste material and we thought we’d find out what happens to it all.

The contractors have a Waste Management Plan that involves:Skip

  • Separating most of the waste on site into different waste skips e.g. wood, plasterboard and metal
  • Anything that is not separated on site is sorted off site
  • The majority of this waste is then recycled

Have a look at our  Green Library Pinterest board for more information on recycling and green ideas.