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For help with a variety of enquiries you can contact the Library by:



  Teesside University Library

Check our opening hours

Telephone 01642 335019 (Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm)

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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 Middlesbrough Campus Library, during library opening times. 

Returning items at the self service machines

  • 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?

Please 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

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