Update to services and facilities on campus

In line with the latest local tier 2 restrictions, we have made some changes to our on-campus services and facilities. Please remember, as guidelines change we will continue to assess our services and may make further updates. Full details will be available on each service webpage.

When using all of the on-campus facilities it’s important to adhere to the latest public health guidance – wear a face covering, regularly wash your hands, and maintain a safe distance from anyone from another household.

You should also continue to check our COVID Safety web hub for the latest advice and support and activities hub if you’re looking for something fun and covid-safe to do.


Bookable study spaces in both the Harold Cohen and Sydney Jones libraries will open from 10am to midnight daily until Sunday, 20 December although it is not possible to browse material and the Grove Wing of the Sydney Jones or the stacks in the Harold Cohen.

From 21 December to 4 January, the library will be extending its usual holiday period opening times to provide more study spaces for students. Please see below for winter break opening hours:

  • Monday, 21 – Thursday, 24 December: 10am till 8pm
  • Christmas Day: CLOSED
  • Saturday, 26 – Thursday, 31 December: 10am till 8pm
  • New Year’s Day: CLOSED
  • Saturday, 2 and Sunday, 3 January: 10am till 8pm

Borrowing books via Click and Collect will continue in both libraries and books can be returned to the drop off boxes in either library until Friday, 18 December. The Click and Collect service will not be available throughout the winter break and will resume on Monday, 4 January.

All of our online resources such as databases, e-journals and e-texts will continue to be available 24 hours a day.

Face-to-face help desks in the libraries are closed for the moment, but you can access support via our online enquiry service.

You can also join online academic support sessions run by KnowHow to help you with everything from writing essays to referencing and receive online support from the Liaison Librarian for your subject by booking an online appointment.

The library have also created a guide to using the library for students who are self-isolating.

Sport Liverpool

We will be re-opening our sports facilities on Thursday, 3 December.

There will be some limitations in place for the initial re-opening period of the Sports & Fitness Centre due to the asymptomatic testing centre that is operating from the ground floor sports hall.

As always, safety is our number one priority. The COVID Secure measures we had in place prior to the recent closure will resume when we re-open.

These include:

Pre-booking for all activities

  • Enhanced cleaning procedures, including double wipe policy
  • Social distancing measures
  • Limited activity numbers
  • Wearing a face covering when moving around the facilities
  • Regular use of the sanitising stations situated around the facilities

Our online booking system is now open.

We are also pleased to announce that we will be keeping some of our facilities open on reduced hours over the winter break period.

Further information can be found on the Sport Liverpool webpages or you can email sfc@liverpool.ac.uk

Liverpool Guild of Students

The Mountford, Courtyard and Sphinx bars will reopen on Wednesday, 2 December. All spaces will be open seven days a week from 9am – 11pm, and 11am – 11pm at weekends (last orders 10pm). Places are available on a first come first served basis.

You can tuck into Guild food seven days a week, between 12pm-5.30pm using the click and collect service (pick-up point is in the Sphinx), and between 5.30pm- 8pm you will need to book a table to enjoy your meal by table service.

By day, spaces will be a safe area to study and grab something to eat. From 5.30pm onwards bar areas will open so you can grab a socially distanced cocktail or pint – just remember that alcoholic drinks are only served with a meal.

The Guild Shop will also reopen on 2 December. Opening from 10am- 7pm, Monday to Friday.

As we are operating a one-way system, please remember that the entrance to the Guild building is via Mount Pleasant, opposite the cathedral.

Further details are available on the Guild website.

Student Support

The Alsop Building remains open for students to attend booked appointments for Wellbeing, Counselling and Mental Health Support. These services also offer online support.

Many of our other student services have already moved mainly online, find out more here: https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2020/11/03/make-online-your-first-choice/