Can’t remember which Library books you previously borrowed?

We’re all busy people these days with a thousand and one things to think about.

So, when you’re struggling to meet tight submission deadlines for your assignments, it can be really easy to return your Library books without writing down the reference details. Or maybe you used a really informative text a couple of months ago and would like to borrow it again, but can’t quite remember the title…..

Worry not! Leeds Beckett Library has a new feature available to students. You can now check your loan history going back to September 2015, the start of the current academic year.

Here’s how:

Log in to the Library Catalogue using your MyBeckett login details. Go to the Self-service tab, then click on Review My Account. If you’ve borrowed any books since September, you’ll see a list of books on screen, which you may either want to request again, or simply make a note of the reference details for use in your studies.

Catalogue self-service screen shot

Amazing! No more racking your brains to remember those titles or authors……

And remember that if you need any in-depth help with resources for your subject area, you can always contact your Academic Librarian – you can find their details by going to the Subject Support page on the Library website, then choosing your particular subject. You can either ring or email your Academic Librarian, or you can make an appointment online.

You can, of course, always contact us here at Offsite too – tel (0113) 8126779 or email, or why not try our online chat?

We’d love to hear from you!



Enjoy the view!

20160121_120333Here is the view from the Offsite office on this cold January day! The big white building in the centre of the photo is Leeds University library which makes this a good opportunity to remind you that as Leeds Beckett University students you can use other university libraries across the UK as part of the SCONUL scheme. Information on how to join is available here and we have even produced a handy video to guide you through the process. Confirmation of your SCONUL membership will be emailed to your student email address, it is important to check this account regularly please see our website for more information. As ever your friendly Offsite team are available to answer any questions you might have so please get in touch!

Online Support

We know that many of you will have deadlines looming and work to hand in so please get in touch if you need any help with this. As well as posting books we can help you access electronic resources or give you advice about searching for information. We also offer online support so please contact us if you would like to arrange a 1-2-1 video session with a member of the Offsite team.

As mentioned in last week’s post the Distance Learning Unit still need your help! They are producing a student survival guide and would be very grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to share your experiences via their online survey – this would really help them when promoting best practice for distance learners. The short survey and can be found at . Any feedback is much appreciated.

Welcome to 2016!

We’d like to wish all of you a very Happy New Year from all in the Offsite team at Leeds Beckett Library. We hope you have all had a restful break. Although the new term doesn’t start officially until Monday 11th January, students are starting to return to Leeds and we have had several enquiries from distance learners over the festive break which we have answered as quickly as possible.

The University’s Distance Learning Unit also needs your help….

Some of you may have come across the University’s Distance Learning Unit (DLU), which aims to enable the University to offer the best experience possible to distance learners, and to work with faculties to design and support distance courses. Staff in the DLU are hoping to develop a Student Survival Guide for Distance Learners. However, they can’t do this without your help! Please could you take a couple of minutes to share your experiences via their online survey – this would really help them when promoting best practice for distance learners. The survey is not long and can be found at . Any contributions would be gratefully appreciated.