Have a cracking Easter!

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The Library will be open 24/7 over Easter, our Opening Hours page provides further information of when staff are available to help.

If you are coming onto campus don’t forget to bring your Campus Card with you to issue or return books or use the Library overnight.

Please Note! From Monday 24 April you will need to your Campus Card with you at all times to access Sheila Silver Library

If you need your PIN to borrow books, a laptop or top up you can look them up on MyBeckett – your Library PIN is available via the Library tab, and your Kiosk PIN via the IT Support tab.

You can also top up for i-Print via MyBeckett, access SPSS software, check Quote Unquote for a referencing query and much more.

IT Help is available on 0113 812 1000 or you can Chat with Us but it’s a good idea to set up your challenge and response questions in the self service password manager in case you forget your password.

If you’re studying at home over Easter you can:

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Happy Easter from the Library!

Using other University Libraries

Leeds Beckett students and staff can use other university libraries via the SCONUL Access scheme. For full-time undergraduates this is for reference only but other students and staff can usually borrow as well. sconul

Apply online via the SCONUL website – watch our short video to see how – but make sure you pay any outstanding fines on your Leeds Beckett Library Account beforehand.  The website also lists the University Libraries you can visit, their opening hours and any restrictions. Please note, many Universities do not allow access during busy periods such as exams so make sure you check before making a trip.

Leeds Beckett Library staff will authorise your application by email within 3 working days. Once you have received your email, take it (either in print or on your mobile) plus your Campus Card to the library you want to visit. Your email will tell you whether you have reference access or borrowing rights.

SCONUL Access doesn’t usually give you access to PCs and electronic resources. eduroam_120pix You can however access the eduroam wireless network in other universities so you will still be able to access Leeds Beckett electronic resources, the Library website and MyBeckett. You need to connect to eduroam and log in before you leave Leeds Beckett.

If you’re looking for a book or journal that Leeds Beckett Library doesn’t have in stock you might want to visit the British Library or apply for an Interlibrary Loan. This service is mainly for final year and postgraduate students, but please contact your Academic Librarian if you’re not in your final year and can’t find what you need in the Library. You can also use the Beckett Books Extra scheme to recommended material for stock – just fill in the form in the Library Tab of MyBeckett.

Ask staff if you need any help.

 

Christmas in the Library 2016

The Library will be open 24/7 during the vacation – please see below for key dates:

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  • The Help and Information Points close at 12:30 on Friday 23rd December and reopen at 08:30 on Tuesday 3rd January.
  • Emails received after 12:00 on 23rd December will be replied to on 3rd January.
  • Chat with Us all through Christmas; or phone 0113 812 1000 for IT support from 24th December to 2nd January.
  • Books borrowed over Christmas are due back on 12th January; Short Loans borrowed on 23rd December are due back on 3rd January.
  • SCONUL applications and holds submitted between 23rd December and 2nd January will be processed on 3rd January.

 

If you are coming onto campus don’t forget to bring your Campus Card with you to issue or return books or use the Library overnight (from 19:00- 08:30).

If you need your PIN to borrow books or top up you can look them up on MyBeckett – your Library PIN is available via the Library tab, and your Kiosk PIN via the IT Support tab.

Before you go home:

If you’re studying at home over Christmas you can:

  • Access your P: drive via the Files tab on MyBeckett.
  • Use Discover for fast and easy searching of our resources and access thousands of ebooks and journals.
  • Visit another University Library – the SCONUL Vacation Access Scheme enables you to access other university libraries (check they are open first).

And:

  • If you have a deadline and need to submit online over the vacation there is lots of help available on the MyBeckett Support pages.
  • If you’re revising for your post Christmas exams there are hints and tips on our exam news page.
  • If you’re lucky enough to receive a shiny new laptop from Santa don’t forget you can download Microsoft Office 365 for free as a Leeds Beckett student.

We know Christmas can sometimes be hard so there is information available via the Student Hub pages if you need any wellbeing support.

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Going home for Easter? Did you know you can study in another university library?

sconulAs a student or staff member of Leeds Beckett University you can use other university libraries via the SCONUL Access scheme, and you might be eligible to borrow books. You can apply online via the SCONUL website http://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access – watch our short video to see how.  You just need to make sure you pay any outstanding fines on your Leeds Beckett Library Account before you apply.  Visit the SCONUL website to find lots of useful information about the scheme, and check out which University Libraries you can visit.

Once you have applied, Leeds Beckett Library staff will authorise your application by email within 3 working days.  You can then take your Campus Card and the authorised email, and off you go to the libraries of your choice. You don’t need to print the email – you can show it on your phone or mobile device.

Your email will tell you whether you have reference access or borrowing rights. SCONUL Access doesn’t automatically give you access to PCs and electronic resources – check this beforehand with the library you’re visiting. eduroam_120pix You can however access the eduroam wireless network when visiting other university libraries; before you go make sure you configure your device here and log in to eduroam with your Leeds Beckett login.

It is also worthwhile to plan your visit beforehand; check the website of the library you intend to visit for opening times, guest user facilities and any possible restrictions. You are representing our University when you do visit, so please respect the other institution’s code of behaviour.

And don’t forget if you are looking for specific resources we can help here at Leeds Beckett Library – contact your friendly Academic Librarian, they are always happy to help you find the key resources you need for your subject.  You can find a link to your subject pages here http://libguides.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/subject_support

Best wishes for your visit – bon voyage!

Christmas wishes (and useful information – remember we are librarians!)

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It’s Christmas!!!

The Library will be open 24/7 during the vacation and our news page tells you all about key dates for holds, short loans etc.

If you are coming onto campus don’t forget to bring your Campus Card with you to issue or return books or use the Library overnight.

If you need your PIN to borrow books or top up you can look them up on MyBeckett – your Library PIN is available via the Library tab, and your Kiosk PIN via the IT Support tab.

You can also top up for i-Print via MyBeckett, access SPSS software, check Quote Unquote for a referencing query and much more.

IT Help is available on 0113 812 1000 or you can Chat with Us but it’s a good idea to set up your challenge and response questions in the self service password manager in case you forget your password over Christmas!

The laptop loans service will be unavailable 24th December – 3rd January inclusive. Please use the networked PCs in the Library instead.

If you’re studying at home over Christmas you can:

  • ​Access your P: drive via the Files tab on MyBeckett.
  • Use Discover for fast and easy searching of our resources and access thousands of ebooks and journals.
  • Visit another University Library – the SCONUL Vacation Access Scheme enables you to access other university libraries (check they are open first). The Eduroam wireless network also lets you use your laptop in many other universities (don’t forget to set this up before you leave campus).

Also:

  • If you have a deadline and need to submit online over the vacation take a look at our survival guide for help.
  • If you’re revising for your post Christmas exams there are hints and tips on our exam web page.
  • If you’re lucky enough to receive a shiny new laptop from Santa don’t forget you can download Microsoft Office 365 for free as a Leeds Beckett student.

And if you need a break from studying why not select a festive film from our Box of Broadcasts playlist or take inspiration from our Bah Humbug! Pinterest Board .

The Library wishes you all a Merry Christmas!xmas wishes