From 5 November the UK enters a 4-week lockdown period. During this time @TeesUniLib is open for @TeessideUni Staff & Students. To study in the Library you MUST pre-book a study space and wear a face covering.
Middlesbrough Campus Library opening hours are detailed on the Library homepage. Services are available for Teesside University Students and Staff only via TUSC. Currently there is no access for External or SCONUL Access customers. See https://www.tees.ac.uk/library for full details of all services.
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
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.
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 are available?
Services available are detailed below and access to the building is via TUSC
Reserve & Collect - Reserve your book online and collect it from us when we tell you it’s ready to pick up, this includes campus store books. To support the revised end of term arrangements we are now extending loan periods over the Christmas vacation, all renewals & new loans from 13.11.20 will now be due after the New Year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - see https://www.tees.ac.uk/catering/
Services that will continue to be unavailable until further notice:
No browsing book shelves
No access to Darlington Campus Library
No access for External, Access or SCONUL customers
No access to microfilm material
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
There are two temperature testing stations for staff and students, open weekdays from 10am to noon in Olympia and 2pm to 4pm in the Student Life Building.
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.
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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.
If you are a final year student with books to return please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance on how you can do this.
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