Coming Soon – New Look Library Website

Library staff have been working hard over the summer to bring you a new look to the Library website for the start of term.

It will have a new address ( but you will still have access to all the resources, information and services you need to make the most out of using the Library.

We’re also making it easier for you to access everything you need via the MyLibrary tab in MyBeckett (formerly X-stream).

We hope you like it but there will be plenty of opportunity to tell us what you think!



Leeds is looking lovely from the Offsite office window this morning, and you can just see Broadcasting Place (Best Tall Building Worldwide 2010), in the right of the photo!

Welcome to MyBeckett

As part of the gradual University name change process, if you have logged on to X-stream (aka Blackboard, the VLE or the student portal) this week, you may have noticed that this has been renamed MyBeckett, and it will now be referred to as such in all University communication.

All of the usual features remain and the way that you log in remains exactly the same too.

If you need any support in accessing MyBeckett, please use the Library’s Email Us, Phone Us or Chat with Us services.

You can always contact the Offsite team too!



WW1 remembered

You will probably all have seen news of national and international events to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War. What you may not realise is that very shortly after the start of the war, buildings at our Headingley campus, including the James Graham Building where The Library is housed, were rapidly converted into a military hospital which served as such until 1927 when the wards were finally closed. Called the 2nd Northern General Hospital, it treated thousands of casualties during its life.

Our colleague, Keith Rowntree, has carried out lots of work in researching the history of the university. For more information, check out the Archive and Special Collections blog at . You might also be interested in our Archive and Special Collections webpage at