Spotlight on…Reservations!

Welcome to our seventh ‘Spotlight on…’ blog series! As part of #LoveYourLibrary month, our Student Advisors have been bringing light to some of Catalyst’s lesser-known fantastic features.

Looking for books can be frustrating, especially when you finally find the one you want and realise all copies are out on loan. But have no fear because a cool thing about our library is the fact that we can reserve books!

What makes it even better is that after you reserve a book all you have to do is sit back and relax because not only will they email you once the book is available…but they’ll even leave it for you to collect right next to the self-issue machines.

All you have to do is simply go to the Reservations shelves on the ground floor of Catalyst, find your student number (they are all filed in numerical order) and your book will be waiting. You do not even need to go through the hassle of finding the book on the library shelves, they do all that for you. Just make sure you take a few steps to the left to self-issue the book and you are good to go!

Did you also know that if the library does not stock a particular book at your home site, they may have it at one of the others and you can reserve it. There are three libraries in total; Aintree, Manchester and our main in Catalyst at Ormskirk. TOP TIP: Aintree also has a great fiction selection for any avid readers out there!

All libraries are open to use so if you happen to be visiting Manchester or Aintree, or they are closer to home for you, then you can collect and return books there too – which is one of the great things I love about our library, it makes book borrowing easy!

Location and opening hours of all libraries can be found on our webpages!

Written by: NATASHA TAPERA

2nd Year BA Counselling & Psychotherapy

Student Advisor for Library & Learning Services

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