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Beckett Books Extra

Beckett Books Extra - Recommend books to the Library

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.

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.
  • If you urgently need a book the Library doesn't stock, an Interlibrary Loan might be quicker. 
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

Please ensure you are checking your student email account for notifications

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