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:
There are also a number of free open access eBook providers, including:
Free online access to more than 250 of Getty Publications titles, including 'American Icons: Transatlantic Perspectives on Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century American Art' and 'Introduction to Imaging'.
The Guggenheim Modern Art Museum has made available online over 100 art books and catalogues. To read any of these, you will just need to follow these simple instructions: 1) Select a text from the collection. 2) Click the 'Read Catalogue Online' button. 3) Start reading the book in the pop-up browser, and use the controls at the very bottom of the pop-up browser to move through the book.
MetPublications is a portal to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s publications containing 1,500 titles from the last five decades, including art catalogues from the museum's past exhibitions. You can read the books online or download them in PDF format.
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.
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.