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Contact us - Library

The Library building is currently closed. For help with a variety of enquiries you can contact the Library Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (excluding public holidays) by:



  Teesside University Library

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Urgent help and support for mental health

Entry to the Library

Middlesbrough Campus Library is open 24/7.

Access control gates are fitted at the entrance to Middlesbrough Campus Library and Library members need a TUSC to enter and exit the library 24/7. The use of controlled access helps to improve the management of the Library learning environment.

Please remember to swipe in and swipe out with your TUSC each time, otherwise you may have problems entering the Library on subsequent visits.

During self service hours access to the Library is via TUSC only for Teesside University Students & Staff only.

To select TUSC related actions such as cancel or replace a lost TUSC use the MyTUSC link below.

Symmetry Blue

You are required to have your TUSC to enter/exit the Library during all opening times. However, you may also use the Symmetry Blue app on a mobile device. 

You can register your mobile device via the MyTUSC page and choose Your Card from the top menu and then choose Register Bluetooth Device

Study environment and floor guidance

Middlesbrough Campus Library offers a variety of study environments, in zones designated by floor. 


The Ground floor of the Library provides space for social learning including group working and networking. The iZone, Borrow / Return / Renew, The Learning Hub, Learning Pods, The Hive and The Learning Cafe are all situated on this floor.

Please remember that this is a learning space and the focus should still be on working. Drinks and food are permitted on this floor






Floor 1 is designated for collaborative learning.

Books 001 - 319, Group space, Collaborate Pods and laptop loans are based on this floor.

Click the image on the left to see a plan of Floor 1





Floor 2 is designated for individual quiet study.

Books 320 - 610, individual study spaces, Teaching spaces L2.02 and L2.05, Tutorial room L2.01, L2.03 and L2.04 and Accessible room L2.06 are on this floor.

Click the image on the right to see a plan of Floor 2







Floor 3 is designated for silent study

Book 611- 999, Individual study spaces, Fiction collection, Teaching spaces L3.01 and L3.02 are on this floor.

Click the image on the left to see a plan of Floor 3





The Postgraduate Space is situated on Floor 4 and has a designated quiet space and silent space for postgraduate students and researcher students only. Access is via TUSC. Use the link below for more information for Researchers.

See Library Accessibility for details on access and services for customers with disabilities.

Where can I get help?

Need help?

  • iZone - get help on general Library, basic IT and account enquiries
  • Learning Hub - specialist staff who can help with researching and writing assignments
  • Succeed@Tees - a series of informal workshops created to help you with your studies at Teesside University
  • Subject LibGuides - a one stop shop bringing together all the resources relevant to your subject area


Lost property

Enquiries relating to anything lost in the Library should be directed to the Library iZone, email or telephone 01642 342100. During self-service hours queries should be directed to Campus Security based on the ground floor of the Library.

Please check the website for our current opening hours.

Too noisy?

If someone is disturbing your study by chatting or making a noise, you can let us know in the following ways:

  • inform a member of staff

  • email - monitored Monday- Friday 09:00 - 17:00

  • text 07557 082824 - monitored 09:00 - 22:00, 7 days per week  (Texts will be charged at your normal network rate.)   

Give brief details of the problem stating which floor you are on and your location on the floor.


Floor 3

When working on Floor 3 please ensure laptops, phones etc are switched to mute and move to another floor before answering calls. Please remember Floor 3 is for silent study.

Keeping the Library clean and fit for study


Food which carries a strong odour, or which is noisy or otherwise disruptive to other users should not be taken onto the upper floors of the Library building.  All drinks in the Library must be non-alcoholic and in a covered container.

Cleaning will take place in the library daily, predominantly from 06.30-09.00.  During this period cleaners will need to work around students in the building and may need to carry out noisy activities such as vacuuming. Cleaning may be required during other times to keep the study environment clean and fit for purpose. 

Help us to keep the Library clean for everyone to study in, please put your litter in the bins provided.


Student PC Updates

Student PCs will update automatically during the night.  If you are using a PC while this happens, the update will take place in the background without impacting on PC use, although the PC may seem slightly slower during the process.

Assignment dropbox

Assignment dropbox

An assignment dropbox is located on the Ground floor of the Library, adjacent to the lifts. It's emptied every day at 4pm.

Please read the submission procedure before submitting.