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

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

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Self service laptop loans

Middlesbrough Campus Library has 20 laptops available for loan to Teesside University staff andPicture of laptop loans locker students to be used within the Library building. Self service units are located on both outer sides of floor 1, near the MyPrint devices. You will need your TUSC and PIN to issue a laptop and Library accounts must be clear of fines or overdue items in order to do so.

Conditions of use:

  • 3 hour loan
  • Laptops are for use in the library building only
  • Available to loan by students and staff
  • Damage or loss whilst on loan to you is your responsibility and you will be asked to pay the cost of the full repair or replacement

How do I issue/return a laptop at Middlesbrough campus?

  • Swipe / Show TUSC
  • Enter PIN & press
  • Open locker indicated with green light by pressing black button
  • Un-plug laptop from cable inside of locker
  • Take power cable
  • Close locker door firmly
  • Swipe / Show TUSC
  • Enter PIN & press
  • The correct locker door opens automatically
  • Place laptop into locker and plug into cable inside locker
  • Place power cable inside locker
  • Close locker door firmly

Information on the use of laptops

Lost or damaged laptops

Once you have issued a laptop to your library account, you are accepting full responsibility for any loss or damage to the equipment caused by your negligence or improper use. You will be asked to pay the cost of full repair or replacement of any equipment lost or damaged as a result of your negligence or improper use.


Problems with equipment

In the event of a problem with the equipment during your loan period, please contact a member of library staff. Do not attempt to fix any faults yourself as this could invalidate the warranty and leave you liable for any damage or replacement costs.


Penalties for late return

All laptops must be returned prior to the due date / time. A financial penalty will be applied for late return – immediate fine of £5 followed by a further £5 per hour to a maximum of £75.



Laptops have Microsoft Office installed and access to the internet via Eduroam.  Laptops have regular anti-virus checks, the Library cannot be responsible for virus infections spreading to a user’s removable storage.


Saving work

Save work to a USB stick. Do not save anything to the desktop or my documents as this will be lost once the lid is closed or you have logged off and will not be recoverable.


Power supply

The Library cannot guarantee the battery life of the laptops. Please take the power cable at the point of issue and return to the locker when you return the laptop.


What if the fire alarm sounds

If the fire alarm sounds during your loan period, please take the laptop with you when you exit the building. Keep the laptop in your possession throughout the period of the alarm. Return the laptop when due or after re-entry to the building.

Staff laptop loan for GPT use

Teesside University Staff can borrow laptops for use in University GPT Rooms only, to support teaching. Staff can loan the laptop for up to one week and are reminded that it is against University policy to allow a third party to use University IT equipment without express permission.

The Library has 6 laptops with MS Office installed. A minimum of 24 hours should be allowed for bookings in order for equipment to be prepared, there is no guarantee that all booking requests will be satisfied as it depends on demand.

Bookings can be made via email to or via ext 2100 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) in the name of the member of staff who is collecting the equipment, confirmation of your booking will be emailed to you.

Equipment can be collected from the Library iZone situated on the ground floor during full office hours on production of a valid TUSC. The equipment must be returned to the Library iZone by the return date and time as stated in the email confirmation.

Damage or loss whilst on loan to you is your responsibility and you will be asked to pay the cost of the full repair or replacement.

Need help video

Need some help? To borrow a laptop you need your TUSC and PIN. Lockers are located in the MyPrint areas on both outer sides of Floor 1.

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