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Using Other Libraries

If you are a distance learner, or on placement, you are eligible to use other libraries.  This page has information about various schemes open to Teesside University Students. Please also read the LibGuide on Using Other Libraries.

Before visiting another library, please ensure:

  • You have your TUSC
  • You do not have any outstanding fines
  • You have made access arrangements 

You may take loanable books and materials from Teesside University Library away with you on placement. If you decide to do this:

  • You can renew the items online via My Account on The Catalogue. You will need your username and PIN.
  • You can return the items by post to: Customer Services, Library & Information Services, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees valley, TS1 3BX. Please note that you will be responsible for items in transit and you should obtain proof of postage.

NHS Libraries

Information for NHS users in the County Durham and Tees Valley area is available here: NHS Employees


SCONUL Access Scheme

SCONUL Access Scheme is a co-operative venture between higher education libraries enabling university staff, postgraduate research students, part-time, distance, and placement students to borrow material from other libraries. In addition, there is a provision for full-time students and for staff to use other libraries on a reference only basis. Membership is open to any higher education institution in the UK and over half are now members.

Click on the link below for information on how to register with SCONUL Access.

British Library Reading Rooms

The British Library at Boston Spa has a reading room that can be used by all members of the University to view up to 18 items per visit, 14 need to be booked 5 days in advance. Forms are available from the Library, email:

Use the links below to view the British Library Public Catalogue (BLPC).  You can use the reading room to access their online databases and electronic journals.

British Library Reading Room at St Pancras, London, is a research library. As such it supports innovators, entrepreneurs and researchers across all fields of study, in academic, commerce or private research and whether or not they are affiliated to a research institution. If you are doing research, and the British Library's collections could help you, you are welcome to use the Library.

Full details are available from the links below: