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Coronavirus - Student & Library Services help and advice: Library phased reopening

Middlesbrough Campus Library

Middlesbrough Campus Library is partially open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, with access to limited services for Teesside University Students and Staff on the ground floor only.

The Library buildings have been closed since March due to the Coronavirus lockdown situation. During this time we have continued to provide access to a wide range of digital resources and online services to support learning and research.

Reopening Library buildings and the introduction of services, will be a gradual, phased programme, informed by the University’s phased approach for a return to campus with the safety and wellbeing of our University community our priority. 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.


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.


What services will be available?

Services that will be available, are detailed below and access to the building will be via TUSC

  • Reserve & CollectReserve your book online and collect it from us when we tell you it’s ready to pick up

  • Return any books you currently have on loan with us via our self-service machines

  • Drop-in and print - Need to print something? Our Touchdown area will be available to drop-in and print documents

  • Enquiries - You can continue to direct enquiries to Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

  • Library resources - We continue to provide online access to our extensive range of electronic books, journals and databases, all available 24/7

  • 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.

  • Learning Cafe - Open 9am - 3pm from Monday 21 September see


Services that will continue to be unavailable until further notice:

  • No access to the upper floors, use the Reserve and Collect service to request and collect items you would like to borrow

  • No study spaces available

  • No browsing book shelves

  • No access to Campus Store material including microfilm

  • No access to Darlington Campus Library


We look forward to welcoming you back! To help keep us Covid-secure…

  • You must wear a face covering 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.

Reserve and Collect service

Browsing the shelves is currently unavailable, but you can return library items and use the Reserve and collect service to request items you would like to borrow, up to a maximum of 10 active reservations. Use the link below for more information.

The Reserve and Collect service enables you to reserve printed items to collect from the Reserve and Collect desk located on the ground floor of Middlesbrough Campus Library. You will need 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. Items need to be quarantined for 72 hours after being returned to the Library. You must wait for your notification saying your item is ready to collect before you come to the Library.

Please note that items held at Darlington Campus and the Closed Access Store are currently unavailable and are excluded from the  Reserve and Collect Service.

Postal loans for isolating staff and students

The Library offers a postal loan option for students who are self-isolating or shielding due to Coronavirus.

In order to use the service you must have registered as isolating by contacting

Contact us - Library

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



  Teesside University Library

Feedback on our services

Urgent help and support for mental health

Printing facilities

Need to print something? Our Touchdown area will be available to drop-in and print documents.  Access is available to A3 and A4 colour and mono printing on the ground floor of the Library. Remember to add your printing credit using the link below.

Final year student returning books

If you are a final year student with books to return please contact for guidance on how you can do this.

Chapters to you

The Chapters to you service will be available from 14 September 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.

  • You can request up to 5 items per week to be scanned
  • We will email the items to your university email address
  • The service is free of charge and open to all students and staff at Teesside University

Use the link below for more information on the service.