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Coronavirus - Student & Library Services help and advice: Library information

Library opening

Middlesbrough Campus Library and Darlington Campus Library are now closed until further notice with immediate effect due to the Coronavirus situation. 

Please see the guidance below for off Library help, information and guidance

Working off campus - Keeping up to date

Following the decision to suspend all face to face classroom teaching the information on this page will provide some useful Library help and guidance on how you can work effectively off campus.


The University Coronavirus update provides valuable advice to students and staff about the ongoing situation including the latest student updates.

Keep up to date at:


Student & Library Services is still offering online and remote support for wellbeing, mental health, and finance related matters.  See details here

Latest updates

  • Middlesbrough Campus Library is currently closed until further notice
  • Darlington Campus including the Library is closed until further notice
  • Outstanding fines prior to 17 March can be paid via MyAccount
  • You may still receive automated email reminders, you should hopefully be abe to renew items online but if you can don't worry, email us if you need some help.
  • The ILL service is currently not available, if you need help accessing resources email and we will pass you enquiry on to the relevant person. Remember we have a wide range of content online, see Online resources below for guidance.

Online resources

To enable easy access to databases, ebooks and journals available to you, please remember to always start your search from the Library homepage at:


Use Discovery to find books, journal articles and conference papers for your assignments and research, you can access Discovery from Library homepage at: and for information about Discovery see


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 You can access Databases from the link at the top Library homepage at:


We now have an even wider range of ebooks available, search from the Library homepage.  For help and advice on using ebooks see

Support for Researchers

Please email if you have any queries related to the Research portal or need guidance on adding your outputs to TeesRep.

You can find help online at


Library fines

As from Tuesday 17 March no fines will be incurred on library loans until further notice.

My Account shows any fines and charges you may have previously incurred, for details on how to pay fines see how to pay your fine


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

Our Library Life blog brings you virtual help, hints and hacks as well as details of online support or future workshops. See 

Skills support

Take a look at the Learning Hub website for help and support on topics relating to

  • Academic skills
  • Referencing
  • Advanced skills
  • Researching
  • Presentations
  • Writing

The Learning Hub website contains lots of different types of resources which students can access independently at a time to support their studies.  These include:

  • Interactive online tutorials
  • Informative guides created by Sway or PowerPoint
  • Videos
  • Bitesize guides
  • Infographics and top tips

Contact us

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



  Teesside University Library


Library help live: Instant chat 4.45pm - 10.00am, 7 days per week at

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