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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 6.45pm - 9.00am, 7 days per week at

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How can I return books?

How can I return items?

You can return items at the self service machines located on the ground floor of the Library at both Middlesbrough and Darlington campuses, during all library opening times. Items borrowed at Middlesbrough campus can be returned at Darlington campus and vice versa.

Returning items at the self service machinesSelf service

  • Return items at the self service machines on the ground floor of the Library.
  • Choose the Return option on the self service machine screen
  • Place item spine down in the V to return
  • The screen will show you which bin to place the item in
  • Place returned item(s) in the yellow or black slot as shown
  • Take your receipt as proof of transaction


Yellow or Black?

PlSelf service machine screenease remember to put the item you are returning into the correct coloured slot as shown on the self service machine. items required for the black slot may have a message on the item or be required by another borrower.

This will help us get reserved items to other customers quickly.

Postal returns

Customer Services                                                       
Student & Library Services
Teesside University
Tees Valley
TS1 3BX                                      When returning items by post, remember to get proof of postage.

Please note Darlington Campus Library will be closed from Monday 31 July - Sunday 3 September for essential building maintenance. Access to Darlington Campus Library will not be available during this time. If you have an enquiry about a Darlington Campus book, please see a member of library staff or email

Darlington Campus Library
Teesside University
Vicarage Road
DL1 1JW                                          When returning items by post, remember to get proof of postage.