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The Library: University Staff


Welcome to the Leeds Beckett Library web pages for University staff, with information about how we can support you in your role at the University.

Using the Library

Your staff card is also your Library card. You can borrow 30 items and most are issued for 52 weeks, but if another user requests an item you have on loan you will receive an email asking you to return it. Please see our Borrow & reserve pages for more information. We also offer a Request it! service for books or articles not held in stock.

Printers, photocopiers and scanners are available in the Library as well as in your School. Copyright guidelines are available.

Staff support for IT is provided by IT Services (0113 812 2222).

Your Academic Librarians

Each School has a team of Academic Librarians who are your main contacts within Library Services. They also create subject guides which highlight the key resources for each subject. Please email them for advice on any of the topics on these pages.


Academic Librarians


Karen Fisher, Catherine Parkin, Maria Simoes and Jennie Winterburn are the Academic Librarians for:

Academic Librarians


Amber Edwards, Rachel Davies, Jess Haigh and Caroline Robinson are the Academic Librarians for:

Associate staff

Associate staff have the same rights as general staff to access Library services, resources and systems such as the University network, email, MyBeckett and Skills for Learning. Access is only for the period that you are performing a role equivalent to University staff.

Temporary IDs

If you require temporary access to the University network for a group of students or visitors, the Library Advice and Support Service team can issue temporary logins. To request these, please email

Please specify:

  • The number of logins 
  • The dates required
  • The reason for the request (e.g. placement student, visiting lecturer, etc.)

Please remember that the temporary logins you request are your responsibility and you should ensure that all visitors using them are made aware of our Use of Computers Policy.

Ask us about using the Library - try searching our FAQ



Guidance on using copyright material in teaching and learning can be found on our Using Copyright Material in Education page and ERA Licence for Off-Air Recordings page. Students can also get more information about when using copyrighted work is acceptable and when a permission or a license is required on our copyright pages.

If you or your students have any queries about using copyrighted material within your modules or academic work, contact Liesl Rowe in the Copyright Clearance service at

Digital Learning

Digital Learning within Library Services supports the University’s VLE MyBeckett, as well as other learning systems such as Turnitin, PebblePad and MS Teams. They provide training and guides and can also offer bespoke sessions for course teams / groups of staff.