Headingley Library Refurbishment

Work to refurbish the ground floor of Headingley Library is now underway. The Library will remain open and operational throughout the project.

The main central area of the ground floor will be cordoned off, and access to and from the Library will be via the corridor running round the edge of the central area.

The refurbishment, which is due to be completed by early September, will lead to a better arrangement of study space and service desks.  A new reception desk will be created to enable us to help visitors coming into the Library. There will also be a new Advice Point providing Student IT support and library advice. Additionally, the carpet, paint, and furniture will be refreshed, improving the look of the ground floor significantly!

The location of some services may change at different stages of the project—please look for signs if you are visiting, or check our webpage and FAQs and Twitter. Information about key services can be found below:

  • Student IT support and library advice: JG133 on the first floor (the Print Room)
  • Borrow and Return: ground floor
  • Kiosks for topping up printing accounts: ground floor
  • Laptop lockers: ground floor
  • Holds: on the corridor outside JG132a
  • Printers: black & white and colour printers can be found in the first floor Book Room
  • Media Equipment and Staff IT Support: ground floor

This summer also sees the refurbishment of the Student Meeting Rooms. When completed they will include:

  • New IT/AV equipment, similar to those in the student meeting rooms at the Sheila Silver Library. Each room will feature a large display screen which can be used either with your laptop or the PC provided.
  • New furniture, carpet and decor
  • A mixture of different furniture layouts for more options for group work.

The rooms should be available again at the start of term. In the meantime please ask at the Advice Point if you need help finding somewhere to study.

The Disability Resource Area is also currently unavailable as it undergoes refurbishment. The Disability Resource Area in Sheila Silver Library is available to use. Equipment from the Disability Resource Area is available to borrow from the Advice Point on the first floor (JG132a) and the CCTV magnifier has been moved to the first floor print room (JG133).  There is a range of assistive software available on all Library PCs, please see the Software page for more information.




New Online Reading Lists

IMG_20170320_113336081We are moving our online reading lists to a new system which will have a new look and feel (but still accessible via MyBeckett) and make it easier to customise and navigate.

Because of this you won’t be able to access your current list from 9 July to 17:00 7 August. We appreciate that this may impact you if you are studying on accelerated and distance learning programmes and have therefore recommended to teaching staff that they create a Word version of the list for you to use during this time.

Academic Librarian(s) or LLIResourceLists@leedsbeckett.ac.uk are able to help staff do this and can also answer any queries. Staff should also continue to send requests for new resources to Academic Librarian(s) throughout this period as this will ensure that resources are ordered before the start of Semester One.

Thank you for your patience as we move to our new system which we’re sure will improve the student experience. Once the system is available we will provide more information about how to use it.