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Coronavirus Arrangements

Both Library buildings continue to be closed until further notice.

Update - 29 June

  • We're busy working on the plan to reopen our Library buildings, and to welcome you back on campus safely. This will happen in several stages with the health and safety of students and university staff as the most important factor.

    The first stage was to make provision for you to return books on loan and you can now do that. The next is for Library staff to be back on campus, initially behind the scenes, to start up a "click and collect" service for you to borrow books in August (date to be confirmed). We'll then open the Libraries from 1 September for you to study by booking a space.

    In the meantime we're working on movement routes, protocols for shared use of books and equipment, booking systems and safe staff working arrangements. 

    The Library service is still open online with these web pages giving you access to thousands of electronic resources and online help and support.

  • Library and IT advice is available 24/7 every day – by phone (0113) 812 1000 or chat (via
  • You can also email us 08:30 – 16:30 Monday – Friday.
  • If you need support from Your Academic Librarian or Skills for Learning online advice and appointments are available through Get Help.
  • You can find information via thousands of electronic resources; we’re adding new resources from publishers to our Databases A-Z list and you can request new eBooks.
  • Our web pages also have lots of information including what to do if you need to reset your password.
  • Check out the Library website for full details of all our services and follow us on Twitter (@BeckettLibrary) to keep up to date with the latest Library news.
  • Our Coronavirus page lists the availability of our key services.


Welcome to the Leeds Beckett Library web page for international students.  

  • Our Libraries at Headingley and City Campus (Sheila Silver Library) are open 24/7 every day of the year.
  • You need your Campus Card to use our services and resources. You receive this when you enrol.
  • Print books, journals and newspapers are Open Access. We also have approximately 200,000 electronic resources you can access on or off-campus.
  • Each course has an Academic Librarian to support you while you study.  Please see your relevant subject support guide.

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Study Skills software

There is a range of assistive software available in the Library for all students to use such as Read & Write (texthelp).

Find out how this software can help with your studies.

Information, including tutorials and guides, is available under Student IT Support, Assistive software.