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.

Library closures Sunday 21st & 28th August

Every year we have to implement Library closures in order to carry out essential electrical maintenance on some of our University buildings. This year the work is taking place over two Sundays in August.

This essential work helps to ensure the smooth running of the Library and also help us to maintain our 24/7 opening. To help minimise disruption we never close both Libraries at the same time. This year we plan to close at the following times:

Sunday 21st August 

07:00 – 19:00 Sheila Silver Library closed. Headingley Library open.


Sunday 28th August

07:00 – 19:00 Headingley Library closed. Sheila Silver Library open.

On this day the following services will also be unavailable between 07:00-19:00

  • i-Print (Headingley only)
  • Access to P Drive (file store)

Don’t forget our Library website always gives you access to over 140,000 quality online resources!

We are very sorry for any inconvenience these closures may cause.

If you have any queries please contact Offsite.

Find out what Leeds Beckett Student Wellbeing can do for you

The Leeds Beckett Student and Wellbeing team have posted an informative video on supporting you as a Distance Learner.  Here is James Ewens from the Leeds Beckett Student and Wellbeing team talking about what services his team can offer to you.

You can also view this video and much more on the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community.  To sign up please click here.

Please get in touch with the Leeds Beckett Library Offsite team if you have any questions.

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.

Offsite students with disabilities can now borrow books for 6 weeks

In response to feedback from Offsite students, students who are registered with both the Offsite and Disability Advice services can now borrow books for 6 weeks. This allows an extra 2 weeks in addition to the standard Offsite loan period of 4 weeks. Please contact Offsite to request this extended loan period so that we can update our records.

You can also find out more about the Library support available for disabled and dyslexic users.


Recently enrolled on a Distance Learning course?

Welcome to the Offsite team, you can find us at:

Take a look at our Online Library Induction – You’ll find a collection of short videos designed to complement the information provided by your Academic Librarian.

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Good luck with your assessments and don’t forget that we are here to help!

Now is the time of year that many of you will be writing your first assignments so this is a good opportunity for us wish you all the best of luck and to remind you that you are not alone and that we are here to help! Please get in touch with Offsite if you are struggling to find information for your assignment, we can help you to search and direct you to relevant resources. Our Learning Systems Team have also put together a really useful MyBeckett Assignment Survival Guide full of tips to ensure that your work is submitted successfully and their student help pages contain lots of useful information about navigating your way around MyBeckett. Our Skills for Learning pages are also a valuable resource as they contain information about academic writing, time management and a whole host of other useful topics that will help you successfully complete your assignment. We are looking forward to hearing from you and wish you the best of luck.