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Christmas 2019

The University is closed over the Christmas and New Year Vacation 2019/20. The Library will remain open 24/7 self service for Leeds Beckett staff and students. Please note that the second floor of Headingley Library and the fourth floor of Sheila Silver Library will be closed (Leslie Silver 406 and James Graham 202, 204 and 207 remain open).

You will need your Campus Card to access both Libraries 24/7. Guest Users and SCONUL Access users are able to visit 08:30-17:00.

Library staff will not be available after 17:00 on Saturday 21 December but you can get help via our Phone and Chat services, see the links below.

The Advice Point reopens on Sunday 5 January at 11:00 but full services will not resume until 08:30 on Monday 6 January when the University reopens.

You should be able to access most of our online and self service systems and information resources during this time, but we can't guarantee this. If we are aware of any problems we'll post information on Twitter but it may not be possible to resolve them until staff return on 6 January. For some unavailable services there are alternative ways of accessing information, listed in the table below. 

Alternative Access

The table below will provide alternative access to some of our services. 

Service Alternative if Unavailable

If Discover is unavailable use our List of databases which you can filter by subject

or our 5 main journal databases:



Science Direct

Taylor and Francis


You can also use the Library Catalogue to search for books and eBooks.

Online access to  journal articles This page provides alternative links to accessing many of our journals and databases
Turnitin This page provides advice on what to do if MyBeckett, Turnitin, Pebblepad or CAGD is unavailable
Library Catalogue If the Library Catalogue is unavailable you can search Discover to access journal articles instead or browse individual eBook collections. Links to eBooks from your Reading Lists via MyBeckett should still work.
MyBeckett If MyBeckett is unavailable this page provides direct access to Library and other services and systems.
Library Website If the Library website is unavailable you can access the Library Catalogue, Journals A-Z and your Reading Lists via MyBeckett.