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Library Services Available During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Please see below for information about services available / restricted / unavailable until further notice. 

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Service Changes Status
Library opening hours Now closed Unavailable
Library and Student IT Advice Available via phone and chat 08:30 - 00:00 (midnight) every day. You can also email us 08:30 - 16:30 Monday - Friday Available
Library access to SCONUL Access, Guest Users and visitors Suspended  Unavailable
Academic Librarian / Academic Tutor appointments Available online or by phone or email - please complete the Get Help form on the Skills and Subject Support page  Available
Self service book issues and returns Suspended Unvailable
Reservations Suspended Unavailable
Laptop loans Suspended Unavailable
Printing Suspended Unavailable
Student meeting rooms You can no longer book a student meeting room.  Unavailable
Library top up kiosks Suspended - please top up online via MyBeckett instead Unavailable
Media equipment loans Loans of media equipment has been suspended.  Unavailable
Electronic resources You can still access thousands of electronic resources via Discover and our Resources page Available
Reading lists We are still purchasing and adding electronic resources to reading lists which can be accessed via MyBeckett Available
Sconul Access applications Suspended  Unavailable
Interlibrary loans Suspended  Unavailable
Offsite loans (distance users) Suspended Unavailable
Beckett Books Extra Suspended Unavailable
Scanning and digitisation services Suspended  Unavailable
Guest user applications Suspended  Unavailable
Learning Support Officer (Disability and Dyslexia) (Sue Smith) appointments Available online or by phone - please use the "Book an appointment" button on the Disabled and Dyslexic users page Available
Reactivation of student email address (Graduated students) Suspended Unavailable

Alternative Access

The table below will provide alternative access to some of our services if any are temporarily unavailable. 

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.