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Borrow, Return, Renew

Borrowing items

How to borrow

Browsing the shelves is currently unavailable, please use the Reserve and Collect service to request items you would like to borrow.

Once you have collected your items, please issue using the self service machines  located on the ground floor of the Library. To borrow items you will need your TUSC and PIN and follow the on screen instructions, keep your receipt to show renewal/return dates.  Please ask a member of staff if you would like any help.

The Library also offers a postal loan and returns option for TU Students and Staff. Library books that are available for loan can be posted out to you at your chosen UK address. For more information and to make a request see Postal loans service.


How many items can I borrow?

Loan type

Date label

Loan period



Access to HE/External

Standard White 4 weeks 18 26 6
Weekly Yellow 1 week -
High demand Green 3 days 3 3 -

What is my PIN?

You need a PIN to borrow items from the library, to renew and reserve items online via My Account. You can set up your own PIN or re-set an existing PIN by logging on at: MyLogin.

Select the option to Manage Password & Security Details and follow the onscreen instructions.

Campus Store

The Campus Store is in a separate building, items held here are often older, less current items.

The Reserve and Collect service enables you to reserve books held in the Campus Store to collect from the ground floor of the Library, using your User name as shown on your TUSC and your PIN.  Please bear with us whilst we aim to satisfy your request as soon as we are able. You must wait for your notification saying your item is ready to collect before you come to the Library. Please let us know if you no longer need your items.

  1. Search the Library Catalogue to find the Campus Store book you require.
  2. A list of search results will be displayed
  3. Click on the orange Reserve this item button and enter your User name and PIN
  4. Click on the orange Login button to display your account
  5. Click the orange Reserve button, screen will say Request successful
  6. Click the Logout button to prevent anyone else accessing your account.


Store journals

To request journals which are not available online please see journals access for more information.

As these items can only be consulted in the Library, you should also pre-book a study space.

Lost TUSC?

To cancel your TUSC (Teesside University Smart Card) and order a replacement (£5 charge), visit MyTUSC Services, you will need your User name and password. Replacement TUSCs will be posted to the address held on your University account providing there is a photo on your account.