Staff and students can request new academic books for the Library to buy.
This service is only for books needed for individual study/research or to diversify the Library collection.
Check out the Request a book page to find out more.
If you would like to read a book that we don't have here at Leeds Beckett, you could try one of the following options:
Individual eBook titles can be accessed online through Discover. The following eBook collections are also available:
The Getty Publications Virtual Library also gives you free online access to more than 250 of Getty Publications titles, including 'In What Style Should We Build? The German Debate on Architectural Style' and 'Friedrich Gilly: Essays on Architecture, 1796–1799'.
The Library arranges its books according to the Dewey Decimal System. This system organises subjects into 10 main areas from 000 - 999. Classification numbers are then added before and after the decimal point to identify the different subject areas, for example:
900 = History, Geography and Travel
940 = Europe
942 = England and Wales
942.8 = Northeastern England
942.81 = West Yorkshire
942.819 = Leeds
3 letters from the author's name are often added to the end of the number e.g. 942.819 THO. This helps with identification when there are a lot of resources at the same number.
You will find all of these on the 2nd floor of the Sheila Silver Library.
|620||Computer aided design|
|720.4||Architecture and the environment|
|721.0212||Planning and design data|
|728||Residential and related buildings|
All of the sources you use in your work have to be referenced using the Leeds Beckett Harvard style. For example, a book you use needs to have a citation in the text:
and a corresponding reference at the end of your work:
Channon, B. (2018) Happy by design: a guide to architecture and mental wellbeing. London: RIBA Publishing.
You can find guidelines and lots of examples on the Skills for Learning website: