The Wonderful World of Interlibrary Loans

We work hard with departments to ensure that we have the books, journals and other resources you need to complete your work. But what should you do if you need something that The Library doesn’t have it in stock? In times like these our Interlibrary Loans team is here to help you!

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Sue and Karl are based in Sheila Silver Library at City Campus and (a different!) Sue and Tom are at Headingley.  They manage the service which provides access to resources which are not held by the Library or other local libraries. You can request whole books or chapters, journal articles, reports and many other types of materials. More information about the service can be found on the Library website.

Our 5 top Interlibrary Loan tips

  1. Check the Library catalogue and Discover to make sure we haven’t got it in stock before you request it.
  2. It is quicker and easier to request online via the Library tab on MyBeckett.
  3. Provide as much information on the Interlibrary loan form as possible.
  4. Where possible request a digital copy. In most cases we receive digital copies much quicker than hard copies as they do not have to go through the postal service.
  5. If in doubt, we’re here to help.
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Access Your Resource List in 3 Easy Steps

Resource Lists, also known as Reading Lists, are available via MyBeckett and provide easy access to the readings and resources recommended for your modules. They link you directly to items on the Library Catalogue, eBooks, journal articles, databases and other online material, making it easier for you to access the resources you need.

You can access your resource list in 3 easy steps:

  1. In the ‘Module’ tab in MyBeckett, scroll down and click the name of the relevant module under ‘My Modules’.
  2. Click on the ‘Resource List’ link located in the left column under Library Resources.
  3. Click on the green ‘View’ button.

That’s it!  Your Resource List for this module will now open.

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We have a handy guide for students if you need any further help and of course you can always ask Library staff.

 

Get Started with using the Library

To help you Get Started with using our services staff will be running 10 minute demonstrations at 11:30 and 15:30 starting on 3rd October.

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Monday – Finding books and other resources on the Library Catalogue
Tuesday – Borrow and return resources via the self service machines
Wednesday – Top Up your Campus Card for printing and copying
Thursday – Borrow a laptop to use in the Library

There’s no need to book, just turn up at the Meeting Point in either Headingley or Sheila Silver Library. If you can’t make these times please ask a member of staff at the Help and Information Points and they will show you how to use the services or answer any other questions you have.

Can’t remember which Library books you previously borrowed?

We’re all busy people these days with a thousand and one things to think about.

So, when you’re struggling to meet tight submission deadlines for your assignments, it can be really easy to return your Library books without writing down the reference details. Or maybe you used a really informative text a couple of months ago and would like to borrow it again, but can’t quite remember the title…..

Worry not! Leeds Beckett Library has a new feature available to students. You can now check your loan history going back to November 2015.

Here’s how:

Log in to the Library Catalogue. Go to the Self Service tab, then click on Review My Account and then Loan History:

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If you’ve borrowed any books since 12th November, you’ll see a list of books on screen, which you may either want to request again, or simply make a note of the reference details for use in your studies. You can sort the books by author, date borrowed or date returned.

So, no more racking your brains to remember those titles or authors……

It’s snowing …. well, it was!

If the first snow and cold weather of the year means you don’t want to move from your room and a constant supply of warm drinks…you can still access a huge range of resources and all you need is an internDSCF0006et connection!

Many of your academic resources are available online. Discover allows you to get going with your research, and searches most of your online resources for you. Need an introduction to Discover? Check out our videos on our YouTube Channel. There are lots of other useful tutorials on there too.

The Resources section of the Library website has quick links to online resources such as eBooks, research databases and journals.

Need a print book? You can access the Library Catalogue online, so you can place a hold on books for next time you’re in the library, and renew any loans you already have.

Want to catch up with the news? PressDisplay has a huge collection of local and national newspapers.

If you’re looking for a film or TV show for a ‘snow day’ or relaxing evening in, Box of Broadcasts and Leeds Beckett Media Player have over 1 million programmes.

If you have need help with accessing resources, you can contact the Library 24/7. Phone us on 0113 812 1000 or Chat with us. If you prefer to email us, we’ll respond within 3 hours between 08:30 and 18:30 Monday-Friday or within 24 hours overnight and at weekends.