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Contact us - Library

For help with a variety of enquiries you can contact the Library by:



  Teesside University Library

Telephone: 01642 342100 (Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00)

At the iZone on the ground floor of the Library during staffed opening hours

Library help live: Instant chat 4.45pm - 10.00am, 7 days per week at

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Digitisation request form

Service Delivery

Digitisation Service

Scanned readings created by the Digitsation Service are available to users as a secure link which can be added to any teaching and learning materials including Reading Lists Online.

The link can be accessed by any student on a given module for the duration of their course.

Students access the documents in the same way as other Electronic Library Resources, such as e-books and journals. On campus as a direct download, off campus through log in with Shibboleth.

The documents can also be viewed by staff.

Digitisation Service

The Library provides a digitisation service which can create copyright compliant digital copies of journal articles, book chapters and images for teaching purposes.The service is useful for providing selected readings of material which is in high demand, scarce or not in the Library collection. It also ensures students have access to the same resources whether they are studying on campus or distance learners.

The service utilises the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) licence when necessary to provide scanned readings for uploading onto modules on BlackBoard.

See our copyright pages for more information.

Service standards

Our scans are:

  • legible
  • professional in appearance
  • correctly orientated
  • assigned appropriate metadata
  • text searchable through basic text recognition
  • available through an authenticated link for seamless on and off campus access

Requests are fulfilled according to need, please inform us when you would ideally like the reading to be available.

Requests for items not in stock may take longer to fulfill.

How Much Can be Digitised?

  • One chapter from a book
  • One article from a journal issue
  • One short story, poem or play (not exceeding 10 pages in length) from an anthology
  • One paper from a set of conference proceedings
  • One whole report of a single case from a volume of judicial proceedings
  • OR 10% of the above (whichever is greater)

Electronic Resources

Electronic Resources

Electronic resources including electronic journals and e-books can be linked to from BlackBoard, Brightspace and Reading Lists Online.

Instructions are available for all platforms:

Reading Lists Online LibGuide on editing lists