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Guest user access

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If you are a registered member of the SCONUL Access Scheme including Band R (Reference only) you can visit the Library if you have the 'Welcome to SCONUL Access' email with you or available on your mobile device, plus your student ID card. During the summer vacation you only need your student / library card from your home university to access the Library.

You can apply for free Guest user membership of the Library which entitles you to borrowing rights if you are a member of staff, postgraduate, part-time, distance learning or placement from a Higher Education institution (Band A, B or C) participating in the SCONUL Access Scheme.

You only need to submit a form if you wish to borrow books.

Please complete the Guest user registration form and upload your 'Welcome to SCONUL Access' email.

Membership lasts for a maximum of 3 years from the date of your application unless your course or contract ends earlier. Returning students; if you are still eligible you can reapply for membership. Please ask at your home institution for further information.

If you were working for the University when you retired you can apply for Retired Leeds Beckett staff Guest user membership.

Please complete the Guest User Registration Form.

Your status will be confirmed by Leeds Beckett University.

No documentation required.

Membership is initially for 12 months.

Please complete the Guest User Registration Form and upload proof of graduation.

Annual membership is £50.

There is a reduced fee of £30 if registering as an alumnus for the first time.

Membership is initially for 12 months.

You can apply to be a Guest User if you are a:

  • Leeds City Councillor / Senior Officer of Leeds City Council
  • teacher employed by Leeds Education Authority whose school participates in a partnership with Leeds Beckett University
  • member of West Yorkshire Society of Architects

If you are applying for membership through an affiliated organisation please complete the Guest User Registration Form and upload a letter detailing your connection with Leeds Beckett University.

Membership is initially for 12 months.

Leeds Law Society members can use the Library for reference – please bring a valid Leeds Law Society membership card.

Guest users with borrowing rights

Guest Users can borrow 5 books, no Short Loans, audio visual resources or Interlibrary loans.

Please see the FAQ How do Guest users sign in/access Discover and the FAQ: 'How do I search for print books in Discover? for details on how to search Library stock.

These will be issued by the Library for up to 10 weeks unless they are requested by someone else. We will email you if your items have been requested so please check regularly.

You can reserve books from our Library via the Click & Collect service or browse the shelves to find items yourself.

Guest user membership does not include use of PCs or access to eresources.

Guest User opening hours

Guest Users can use the Library between 09:00 - 17:00 7 days a week. Please check the opening hours before visiting the Library as these are subject to change. Please bring your Guest User card with youOvernight access is for Leeds Beckett students and staff only.