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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 do I book a group space in the Library?

  • Click the link above or go to groupspace and select your preferred study space
  • Your booking confirmation will be emailed to your Teesside University email address
  • Bookings can also be made at the iZone or by telephoning (01642) 342100, you need to provide your name and a Teesside University email address
  • Bookings for L2.02 can be made on the day only in person or by phone - online booking is not available
  • Please cancel your booking if you do not need it by following the link on your confirmation email or contact Library staff
  • Group spaces can be booked in advance for use during self-service hours. Please confirm that your booking details are accurate as we cannot help with queries for group spaces during self-service periods.

Group space in the Library

What group spaces are available for customers in the Library?

When you use a group area please respect the learning environment and the needs of other library users, group discussions should be carried out quietly. The following facilities are available for group work:

  • Ground floor Learning Pods 1, 2 and 3 equipped with a PC and large flat screen - located on the ground floor of the Library behind the iZone. Pods 1 & 2 are bookable and Pod 3 is open access
  • The Hive - located on the ground floor behind the iZone, bookable and equipped with an interactive whiteboard and PC
  • Floor 1 – Collaborate (CL1 – 6), 1 - 6 are equipped with a PC and large flat screen and can seat up to 4. Collaborate 1, 2 and 3 are bookable and Collaborate 4, 5 and 6 are open access
  • Floor 1 – Oasis Cabin is equipped with a PC and large flat screen and can seat up to 4 people
  • Floor 2 Group Rooms L2.18 and L2.02 are bookable enabling groups to work with access to ICT equipment, to hold group discussions, practice presentations and view DVDs relating to academic work. Please remember to turn projectors off at the wall/lecturn.

Bookings for space will be released after 15 minutes for non-attendance.


How long can I book a group space for?

The Hive and Learning Pods 1 and 2 may be booked up to 7 days in advance for a maximum of 1 hour per week per customer.

Collaborate 1-3 and the Oasis cabin may be booked up to 7 days in advance for a maximum of 1 hour per week per customer.

Room L2.18 can be booked up to 7 days in advance for a maximum of 1½ hours per week per customer. If the group study space is free after the 1½ hours you can continue to use it. Additionally, more than one group member may book 'their' group space to extend the booking.

Room L2.02 can only be booked on the day by customers but may be used if it is vacant. Academic staff can use Room L2.02 by prior arrangement with their Academic Librarian.

Rooms L3.07 & L3.02 are not available for booking by customers.


Floor 2 Group room equipment

In each of the group rooms L2.18 and L2.02, you will find:

  • Networked PC and multi region DVD player (connected to the projector)
  • Projector screen
  • Flipchart (you will need to provide your own paper and pens)
  • Whiteboard
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Group study table and chairs
  • Lectern

Whiteboard pens and erasers and interactive whiteboard styluses are available from the iZone on production of your TUSC during full service hours. These should be returned by 11:00 the following working day or fines of 50p per hour (max £6.00) thereafter will be applied.


Leaving rooms

When you have finished using any group space please ensure that you leave it clean and tidy, remove any rubbish and return furniture back to its original position. Report any problems to staff in the iZone. All projectors must be turned off using the wall/lecturn switch but NOT at the off switch on the projector itself as this will also turn off the fan and can cause damage to the equipment.