The Library



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Welcome to the Leeds Beckett Library web pages for University staffHere you will find information about how the Library can support you and the services we offer.

New staff are able to meet Library staff at our University induction events or at one-to-one inductions.

Each subject area has an Academic Librarian who gives advice on finding resources and keeping up to date. Our Support for Learning, Teaching and Research page and the University's Teaching and Learning Resources pages also provide a wealth of information to support academic staff.

Using the Library

Your staff card is also your Library card and allows you to borrow and place holds (reservations).  

You can borrow 25 resources - these are automatically renewed unless requested by someone else.  Please see our Borrowing web pages for more information.

Printers and photocopiers are available in the Library as well as in your School.  

Staff support for IT is provided by IT Services (x22222). The Library supports students in their use of IT with pages offering support on passwords, using the wireless network, accessing their email and software information.

Temporary IDs

If you require temporary access to the University network – on either campus  – the Library Advice and Support Service team can issue temporary logins. To request these, please email LLI LASS Team City (, specifying:

  • How many temporary logins you require
  • The dates you need them
  • Why you want them (eg placement student, visiting lecturer etc)

Please remember that all temporary logins you request are your responsibility and you should ensure that all visitors using them are aware of our Use of Computers Policy.

Finding resources

The Library has thousands of resources, in print and online, for you to access. You can search "Discover", the Library Catalogue or the A-Z Ejournal list.

As well as material to support the curriculum including online guides for each subject, the Library stocks general reference sources, computer games, fiction and films. You can also access print and electronic newspapers and media services to support your learning and teaching.

The Interlibrary Loans service provides access to resources not held by the Library and you can also access other University libraries via the SCONUL Access Scheme.

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