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Library Services Available During the Coronavirus Restrictions

Please see below for information about services available / restricted / unavailable until further notice. This information is updated regularly as we adapt our services but please follow us on Twitter @BeckettLibrary for announcements.

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Library opening hours

Open 09:00 - 21:00 Monday - Friday and 11:00 - 17:00 Saturday - Sunday for booked study space for students legally allowed to come onto campus and Click and Collect appointments only.

Library and Student IT Advice

Available via phone and chat 24/7 

The team aim to reply to you within 3 hours for emails sent Monday to Friday 08:30-17:30 and Saturdays and Sundays 11:00-16:30.

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
Electronic resources You can access thousands of electronic resources via Discover and our Resources page.  Available
Reading lists We are purchasing and adding electronic resources to reading lists which can be accessed via MyBeckett Available
Learning Support Officer (Disability and Dyslexia) appointments Available online or by phone - please use the "Book an appointment" button on the Disabled and Dyslexic users page.  Available
Library access to SCONUL Access, Guest Users and visitors Suspended  Unavailable
Borrowing and returning books

You can return your books to a drop-off point inside the main doors of both libraries, 09:00 -  21:00 Monday - Friday and 11:00 - 17:00 Saturday and Sunday. If you have graduated you should have received an email with details about a postal loan return service.

A Click & Collect service is available for you to borrow books. You must have an appointment to collect them. 

Reservations You can reserve a book that is on loan but must have an appointment to collect it - see the Click & Collect service. Available
Laptop loans Available to students who have booked a study space on campus. Available

Available to students who have booked a study space on campus. 

Student meeting rooms Suspended  Unavailable
Library top up kiosks Suspended  Unavailable
Media equipment loans Appointments only Available
Sconul Access applications Suspended  Unavailable
Interlibrary loans

You can request Interlibrary loan journal articles and book chapters via MyBeckett

Offsite loans (distance users)


Beckett Books Extra Suspended but you can request eBooks Unavailable
Scanning and digitisation services Available for academic staff to request material to be added to reading lists. Available
Guest user applications Suspended  Unavailable
Reactivation of student email address (Graduated students) Please email Available

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:

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.