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Discover all about the support teams based in Catalyst: Library and Learning Services, Student Services and Careers. Take part in our brand new interactive induction toolkit or sit back and watch a digital recording – all options contain all the information you will need for a successful start to studying at Edge Hill University.

Learning and Support Services induction toolkit
Learning and Support Services induction (digital recording)
Learning and Support Services induction (Manchester St James’)

Student led Catalyst tours

Join your Library and Learning Services Student Advisors for an in-person guided tour of Catalyst during your first week on campus. Drop in during any of the dates and times listed below to learn more about the building, its facilities and all the student support available from the three services.

DateTimeDurationMeeting Location
Wednesday 11 January 202312-2pmTours last roughly 20-30 minutesCatalyst Foyer
Friday 13 January 202312-2pmTours last roughly 20-30 minutesCatalyst Foyer
Wednesday 25 January 202312-2pmTours last roughly 20-30 minutesCatalyst Foyer
Friday 27 January 202312-2pmTours last roughly 20-30 minutesCatalyst Foyer

Catalyst Virtual Tour

If you would like a take a look around Catalyst before you arrive on campus then join our Student Adviser Maya as she takes you on a whistle-stop virtual tour of Catalyst:


The main University library is situated at the heart of the Ormskirk campus, in Catalyst. We also have a smaller library on our Manchester St James’ campus. Both are accessible to all Edge Hill University students but we advise you check out the opening hours before travelling for up to date information about each site.

Manchester St James’
Accessing your resources

Digital library

Although you can find lots of great help, support and resources within your physical Library, you can also access your digital library online. We have created a package of online tutorials to guide you through how to access, and make the most of, your key learning resources. These guides are particularly useful for students when studying off campus.

Logging in
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Online Reading Lists
Specialist Subject Resources
LinkedIn Learning
Help and support


UniSkills is a package of resources to help you develop a range of essential academic skills and to enable you to produce high-quality University assignments. Whether you are just starting your very first assignment and want to learn about planning and structure, or you are writing your final dissertation and need help with referencing, we are here to help you

There are a number of ways you can access UniSkills support:

  • UniSkills Online: a wide range of information, guides, videos and interactive toolkits to help you develop your academic skills and confidence at university and beyond – available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • UniSkills workshops: a series of workshops and webinars focusing on a particular set of academic skills and techniques, such as: finding academic information, developing your critical reading and writing skills, writing your undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation, academic integrity and referencing, delivering powerful presentations and much more. And there are no limits on how many you attend.
  • UniSkills appointments: are available to all undergraduate and postgraduate taught students who would like more targeted
    1-2-1 support with their academic writing, referencing and research skills.

Disability support

Library and Learning Services have a specialist team who work with students who have, or are exploring, a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) such as Dyslexia. The SpLD team can provide support and advice from first contact with the service, enabling you to develop independent study skills strategies.

You can access a range of assistive technologies, such as text-to-speech for proofreading and mind-mapping to help you develop assignment plans in a more visual way.

For further information you can contact the team via [email protected] or Ask us online.

Catalyst Helpdesk

The Catalyst Helpdesk is open weekdays 8am to 8pm and weekends 10am to 6pm. If you have any enquiries we advise that you contact the Helpdesk online in the first instance via email to [email protected]

Ask Us

You can also use our online knowledge base and help tool Ask us to search our FAQs and send us an email if you can’t find the information you need. Ask us is accessible 24/7.