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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

Feedback on our services

Keeping the Library clean and fit for study

Food which carries a strong odour, or which is noisy or otherwise disruptive to other users should not be taken onto the upper floors of the Library building.  All drinks in the Library must be non-alcoholic and in a covered container.

Cleaning will take place in the library daily, predominantly from 06.30-09.00.  During this period cleaners will need to work around students in the building and may need to carry out noisy activities such as vacuuming. Cleaning may be required during other times to keep the study environment clean and fit for purpose. 

Help us to keep the Library clean for everyone to study in, please put your litter in the bins provided.

Study environment and floor guidance

Middlesbrough Campus Library offers a variety of study environments, in zones designated by floor. 


The Ground floor of the Library provides space for social learning including group working and networking. The iZone, Borrow / Return / Renew, The Learning Hub, Learning Pods, The Hive and The Learning Cafe are all situated on this floor.

Please remember that this is a learning space and the focus should still be on working. Drinks and food (not takeaways) are permitted on this floor






Floor 1 is designated for collaborative learning.

Books 001 - 319, Group space, Collaborate Pods and laptop loans are based on this floor.

Click the image on the left to see a plan of Floor 1





Floor 2 is designated for individual quiet study.

Books 320 - 610, individual study spaces, Teaching spaces L2.02 and L2.05, Tutorial room L2.01, L2.03 and L2.04 and Accessible room L2.06 are on this floor.

Click the image on the right to see a plan of Floor 2







Floor 3 is designated for silent study

Book 611- 999, Individual study spaces, Fiction collection, Teaching spaces L3.01 and L3.02 are on this floor.

Click the image on the left to see a plan of Floor 3





The Postgraduate Space is situated on Floor 4 and has a designated quiet space and silent space for postgraduate students and researcher students only. Access is via TUSC. Use the link below for more information for Researchers.

See Library Accessibility for details on access and services for customers with disabilities.

Too noisy?

When working on Floor 3 please ensure laptops, phones etc are switched to mute, and leave the floor before answering calls.  

If someone is disturbing your study by chatting or making a noise, please inform a member of staff or email stating the following details:

  • 'noise' in the subject line
  • the nature of the noise/disturbance
  • the floor number
  • your location (e.g. computer cluster student union side)
  • brief details of the problem

This mailbox is monitored 09:00 - 17:00 Monday-Friday, outside of these hours please speak to a member of staff.

Where can I get help?

Need help?

  • iZone - get help on general Library, basic IT and account enquiries
  • Learning Hub - specialist staff who can help with researching and writing assignments
  • Succeed@Tees - a series of informal workshops created to help you with your studies at Teesside University
  • Subject LibGuides - a one stop shop bringing together all the resources relevant to your subject area


Lost property

Enquiries relating to anything lost in the Library should be directed to the Library iZone, email or telephone 01642 342100. During self-service hours queries should be directed to Campus Security based on the ground floor of the Library.

Please check the website for our current opening hours.