With rising case numbers in the UK, the Government has implemented national lockdown measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Library services are now restricted in line with these lockdown measures. Please see the University's Important information for students statement.
Library opening hours are detailed on the Library homepage. (Currently there is no access for External or SCONUL Access customers.)
Study spaces remain open on a pre-booked basis; however, in line with government lockdown measures please only access these spaces if you have a critical need, for example if you do not have appropriate study space in your residential accommodation, or if you require access to specialist equipment.
This plan is subject to change if government guidance is revised. Our priority is to provide a safe and secure environment for Library users and staff.
Services available are detailed below:
Enquiries - You can continue to direct enquiries to email@example.com Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm and 11am - 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, you can also call us Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm on 01642 335019
Library resources - We continue to provide online access to our extensive range of electronic books, journals and databases, all available 24/7 from the Library homepage
Learning & skills development support is available remotely including subject guides, one to one tutorials and support for researchers. Check out the Learning Hub which offers guidance on a variety of academic skills
Chapters to you - allows you to request scans of book chapters or journal articles from print materials that are not available while access to the Library shelves is restricted.
Pre bookable study spaces for critical need - Floor 1 and 2 Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm - Spaces are for individual study only
Virtual study sessions - Mondays 10am - 11am, Wednesdays 2pm - 3pm and Fridays 10am - 11am
Services that will be unavailable until further notice:
Reserve & Collect - The Reserve and Collect service is currently not available due to national lockdown safety measures
No browsing book shelves
No access to Darlington Campus Library
No access for External, Access or SCONUL customers
To help keep us Covid-secure please follow the guidance below.
You must wear a face covering in all areas during your visit (unless exempt due to medical reasons)
You must maintain social distancing at all times
Stay 2 metres apart from others
Maintain good hygiene - hand gel dispensers are available across the ground floor
Follow one-way routes and use queue markers when necessary
Do not gather in large groups
Do not visit campus if you are experiencing Covid-19 symptons
Follow the Library on social media at @TeesUniLib to keep up to date on the latest developments and changes to Library services. We will provide further details about what is happening and when as soon as they can be confirmed.
Library opening and access to services is planned in line with the University’s approach to keeping you safe on campus, the safety and wellbeing of our University community is our priority https://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/about/university/coronavirus.cfm
Campus Community Pledge
We are all being asked to commit to the University Campus Community Pledge, which sets out the behaviours we must all adopt to protect and support each other.
To enable easy access to databases, ebooks and journals available to you, please remember to always start your search from the Library homepage at: https://www.tees.ac.uk/library Although there is no recommended browser we do seem to find fewer issues using Chrome.
Use Discovery to find books, journal articles and conference papers for your assignments and research, you can access Discovery from Library homepage at: https://www.tees.ac.uk/library and for information about Discovery see https://libguides.tees.ac.uk/discovery
Do you need to know which databases (specialist search engines that search for quality information, such as journals articles) cover your subject area? Check the Subject LibGuides http://libguides.tees.ac.uk/subject_libguide You can access Databases from the link at the top Library homepage at: https://www.tees.ac.uk/library
An e-book is an electronic version of a text that can be read online. They are usually searchable and may incorporate features such as audio, video and hyperlinks. You can also add your own annotations and notes to an e-book, see our useful E-books libguide
Have you heard of PressReader? Students and Staff can access PressReader for free - over 7000 newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in 60 languages, access from the Library homepage and use the Databases link at the top of the screen, you will find PressReader under P.
The Chapters to you service is available and allows you to access print materials from the Library’s shelves that you can’t get online, without having to come on to campus. Place your request, we’ll scan a journal article or book chapter for you and send you a pdf for your own personal use.
Use the link below for more information on the service.
Take a look at the Learning Hub http://libguides.tees.ac.uk/learning_hub for help and support on topics relating to
The Learning Hub offers lots of different types of resources which you can access independently at a time to support your studies. These include:
Succeed@Tees online workshops
We run virtual workshops to support student learning and assessment. Details will be posted on our Library Life blog and on the Learning hub calendar https://libguides.tees.ac.uk/workshops
Tutorials (via email, Microsoft Teams, and other communication methods depending on access) are still being offered for academic writing, study skills, literature searching and referencing http://libguides.tees.ac.uk/lrs/tutorials