5 ways your visit to Catalyst will be different….

1. New opening hours
We are now open 8am–8pm (Monday–Friday) and 10am–6pm (Saturday and Sunday). Be sure to plan your visit around these times. We’ll be reviewing opening times in future months, so be sure to check our webpages for the latest.

2. Swipe entry
Before you visit, please bring your UniCard or staff card – you’ll need this to get in and out! To enter, just hover your card over the scanner inside the main entrance. Even if you’re entering with friends or colleagues, everyone needs to swipe in individually so we know how many people are in the building and can keep occupancy to a safe level. Please be sure to swipe out individually too so we know when you have left the building.

3. Face coverings and social distancing
Following University advice, we require that everyone wears a mask or face covering when moving through Catalyst. You won’t need to wear one when sitting at a desk or PC though. 

There’s lots of signage throughout the building, helping everyone maintain social distancing. The furniture has been rearranged with this in mind, and the building is available for individual study only. This means there are no group rooms available, but you can book study space on the third floor. This is a silent study area with PCs and large desks. Book a study space here: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/services/study-room-bookings/

4. Click and Collect and Return!
You might just be popping in briefly to collect a book or five.Our Click and Collect Desk is just to the right-hand side as you enter the building. Using Discover More, your Reading List, or the Library Catalogue, you can request up to five items in advance and we will retrieve them for you. We’ll send an email when they’re ready for collection, and your items will be waiting for you in a handy book bag.

We are accepting books back and you can place these on the trolleys next to the Click and Collect desk. All returned book stock will be quarantined for 72 hours, after this the books will come off your account. 

5 . 53.3 Degrees
The coffee shop in Catalyst will be reopening on 21st September. Social distancing measures will be in place and things may take a little longer but you’ll be able to grab a hot drink to fuel your study!

Tips for your visit

  • bring your Unicard or staff card and check our opening hours
  • wear a mask or face covering when moving around the building
  • allow plenty of time – you might have to queue, and simple things like using the lift can now take much longer

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