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Beckett Books Extra

Beckett Books Extra

This service allows students to recommend books, DVDs, CDs and computer games for their studies and research which the Library will purchase.

If you have a request for a journal or journal article please contact your Academic Librarian.

Diversify Your Curriculum

We're looking for student recommendations that increase the range of books we stock by BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) authors and also those by disabled authors. Books that celebrate and tell the history of underrepresented groups are also warmly encouraged.

Follow the instructions below and choose 'diversifying the curriculum' as your reason for recommendation. 

How to submit a recommendation

Before recommending:

  • You must be a Leeds Beckett student to use this service, if you are a member of staff please contact your Academic Librarian
  • Please check Discover or the Library Catalogue for the item first
  • If the item is on loan, place a Reservation as this is the quickest way to get access
Please note:
  • Popular fiction will only be purchased if it is for use on a course or for your research
  • eBooks will be purchased where available rather than print books
  • However, if you require a particular format (print or eBook) because you are a distance learning student or have a disability, please specify on the form
  • Only submit one recommendation per form to avoid confusion

To submit your recommendation:

  • Click Recommend below and complete the online form

After submitting a recommendation

What happens next:

  • We aim to purchase all items that meet the criteria above 
  • If we're unable to purchase your recommendation we'll email you with the reason
  • eBooks are purchased wherever possible and are usually available in 1 - 2 weeks
  • Print books, DVDs, CDs and computer games are usually available in 2 - 6 weeks 

Using your resource:

  • If your recommendation has been purchased as an eBook we'll email you with a Library Catalogue link to it
  • For print books, DVDs, CDs and computer games, a Reservation will be placed and you'll receive an email when it's ready to collect

Beckett Books Extra: FAQ

Who can use the Beckett Books Extra service?

Leeds Beckett students on any course and any level of study can use the service.

What types of resources can I recommend through the service?

Books, CDs, DVDs and computer games can all be recommended, providing they are for your studies or research. If an item is already in stock but on loan, please place a Reservation on it as this will be the quickest way to access the resource. 

How will I know if my recommendation has been purchased?

Please assume your recommendation has been successful. If we are unable to purchase it, we will email you with a reason why. 

When will my recommendation be ready to use?

Print books, CDs, DVDs and computer games will take approximately 2 - 6 weeks to be ready to borrow and we will put the item on Reservation for you. You will receive an automated Reservation email when it is ready to collect.

eBooks take 1 - 2 weeks to be ready to access and we will email you with a Library catalogue link to it when it is available.  

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