Now that the clocks have gone back and we are heading into the winter months we thought it might be worth reminding you about how you can access Library services and resources without leaving the comfort of your bedroom! Not that we want to discourage you from coming in to the Library (and of course we’re open 24/7 so if you find you’re missing us you can pop in at any time)!
Over 100,000 of our resources are available electronically eg journals, databases, ebooks and newspapers and can be easily searched via Discover. The subject guides prepared by our Academic Librarians also point you in the right direction for web resources and information linked to your subject. If you need more help from them you can book an appointment online or on a Skills for Learning workshop as well as booking Student Meeting Rooms for the next time you’re on campus.
If you’re working on your assignment at home make sure you’ve downloaded Microsoft Advantage for free and you can also access SPSS statistical analysis software via MyBeckett. Once you’re ready to submit you can submit online in MyBeckett (if your lecturer has set this up for your module) or send your document to print on one of the Library printers and collect it when you come in.
The Library Catalogue is available online, letting you search for resources, place holds, renew and pay fines. MyBeckett provides access to your modules, resource lists, timetables, university email, library resources, careers and employability information, Campus Card top up and much more. And Skills for Learning lets you keep your academic skills in shape, check those referencing queries or listen to a podcast on topics such as time management. *
And of course there’s help available from the Library 24/7. You can phone us on 0113 812 1000 or chat with us. If you send an email we’ll respond within 3 hours between 08:30 and 18:30 Monday-Friday or within 24 hours overnight and at weekends. Just Contact Us for more information.
* please note that the Catalogue is unavailable between approximately 02:00 and 02:30 on Tuesday-Saturday for essential backups and MyBeckett is also unavailable 01:00-05:00 on Friday mornings.