Need to catch up with some studying over the summer?

The Library at Leeds Beckett is still open during the vacation if you need to contact us, or visit us if you live locally. The Offsite team is also here, ready and waiting for your queries.

You can still access uni work on your P: drive via the Files tab in MyBeckett and use Discover for fast and easy searching of our books and journals.

You can visit other university libraries nearer to your home too, via the SCONUL Access Scheme. Remember to take your Leeds Beckett student card with you.

If you want a change from studying, why not take a look at our School’s Out! Pinterest board or catch some summer tunes on our Summer Spotify playlist.

Please remember to cancel any holds you no longer need so that others can use the items, and renew your books until the next academic year.

If you need any help, please do contact Offsite, we’d love to hear from you.

Have a wonderful time, however you spend the summer!

Summer reading

If you’re having a break between modules why not check out our Summer ebook reading.

Did you know that the Library has a wide selection of fiction for you to choose from, browse the Library Catalogue for titles.

Find these and more summer activities on Key Library Resources.

Or wherever you are relax and listen to our Schools Out for Summer playlist!

 

 

 

 

 

The Offsite team are here to help you all year round so if you have any questions please contact us. Its business as usual for us through the Summer months and we would love to hear from you.  Find our contact details here.

MyBeckett Upgrade!

MyBeckett will be unavailable 22:00 Monday 31st July – 17.00 Friday 4th August due to the annual MyBeckett upgrade.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this essential downtime period. Thank you.

If you have any questions please contact the Offsite team who will be happy to help you.

We will keep you up to date and if you haven’t already joined the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community please come and join us – you will find updates, information, guidance, hints and tips and more.

Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community is a place for all Leeds Beckett distance learning students, across all courses, to chat to each other and to ask questions to the Distance Learning Unit.

Sign up here to become part of the community.

 

Finding the latest online resources

Discover the latest ebooks and ejournals for your study.

You’ll find this information under the Library tab in MyBeckett under Resources or on the Library homepage under Resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know that every month a large number of free titles are added to the ejournals collection as well as additional sources of existing titles.

Collections added/updated can be found on Pressreader.

Also check out your subject support pages for relevant resources online.

 

 

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Offsite team with any questions, we are here to help you.

 

Join up to the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community

Hello to all distance learning students, come and join us on the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community.

Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community is a place for all Leeds Beckett distance learning students, across all courses, to chat to each other and to ask questions to the Distance Learning Unit.

You will find relevant, up to date and interesting information posted regularly.

Sign up here to become part of the community.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Library Offsite team if you have any questions.

Happy Summer Vacation!

It’s the final week of Semester 2, the Offsite team would like to wish you all an enjoyable and relaxing summer vacation.

If you are graduating this year, congratulations to you!

Don’t forget to return all your library books. If your account expires on Friday 30 June 2017 Items that have not been returned by this date will be considered lost and you will be invoiced for their full value. If items are returned after 30 June, these costs will be removed from your account but you will still be fined for late returns.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few things you need to do before you graduate:

  • Your MyBeckett, student email account and associated apps and P:drive (webfiles) will remain active until 30 September 2017.  Back up any files you’ll need and transfer all emails and contacts to an alternative account before then.
  • You can use Google Takeout to transfer docs, calendars and YouTube videos.  See the Alumni tab in MyBeckett for more information.
  • You need to return all your books and pay any outstanding charges by 30th June.  If you think you have lost your books please Contact Us as soon as possible.
  • Make sure your personal data is up-to-date so you receive any final communications from us and your certificate if you can’t attend your graduation ceremony.

For those of you continuing to study over the summer, Library staff will be here to help so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any Library or IT queries you have. Remember 24/7 IT and password support is available on +44 (0)113 812 6779.

If you’re planning to visit us in person, the Library will be open 24/7. Please see our Opening Hours page for details of when staff will be available to help.

Key Library Resources – What’s new this month

Have a look at our Key Library Resources for this month, the latest books and e-books are now available for you to borrow or read online.

Check out the Professionals Skills tab for books and ebooks that include the following topics:

  • Team Roles
  • Time Management
  • Skills for Success
  • Presentation Skills

And under the Exam Success tab you’ll find ‘Tools for success’,  ‘Music for motivation and relaxation’ as well as a range of books and ebooks related to exam success, time management and how to deal with stress.

You can check out recent titles relevant to your course by clicking on Subject Support on the Library homepage, choose your subject area and click on the Books tab within your Subject Guide.

Good luck to all distance learners with assessments or assignment deadlines this week. Remember the Offsite team are here to help if you have any last minute queries. Our contact details are available here.