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Visitors and Guests

Coronavirus Arrangements

Please note both libraries are closed until further notice.​

We are also not processing Guest User/Student between courses applications at this time.


Welcome to the Leeds Beckett Library web pages for Visitors and Guests.

Registered Guest Users and SCONUL Access Scheme members can use the Library between 08:30 and 19:00 during term time - please bring your Guest User or SCONUL Card with youOvernight access is for Leeds Beckett students and staff only (Campus Cards required).

Other visitors can use Sheila Silver Library at different times throughout the year. The following times are planned for 2019/20 but may change at short notice:

Time of year Weekday visitors may sign in
Semester 1 (from 30 September 2019)  08:30-12:00 (noon)
Christmas break (22 December 2019 - 4 January 2020)  No visitor access
Exams period (weeks commencing 6 and 13 January 2020)  No visitor access
Semester 2 (from 20 January 2020)  08:30-12:00 (noon)
Peak use time for Leeds Beckett students (from 30 March 2020)  No visitor access
Summer (from 18 May2020)  08:30-19:00

Visitors can access the Library on most weekends 08:30-19:00. However, weekend access may not be allowed during the peak use time in April and May. Photo ID is required for Sheila Silver Library and you will need to sign in at the Library Welcome Desk.

Visitors may access Headingley Library 08:30-19:00 throughout the year. From the end of exams (18 May 2020) visitors will need to sign in with photo ID for admission to the Library.

If you would like to borrow books you need to register as a Guest User

Licensing restrictions means Guest Users aren't able to use our PCs or electronic resources but you can bring in your own laptop and use the wireless network. Guest Users from participating universities can use the eduroam wi-fi service.

Please contact us if you have any queries about accessing the Library.