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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.

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.