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Contact the Library

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


telephone icon01642 342100  (Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm)





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New Library Management System

The Library is proud to introduce sector-leading Library Management System Ex-Libris. Live from Summer 2024. Keep up to date via

Entry to the Library

Middlesbrough Campus Library is open 24/7, access control gates are fitted at the entrance to the Library, Teesside University students and staff need a TUSC to enter and exit the library. 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.

University staff and students can use the library 24/7.  You must show your TUSC to enter and remain in the library during self-service hours.  Anyone without a TUSC will be asked to leave. 

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

Use the link below to see the Library floor guide.

Library floor guide

The Library is based over 4 floors, click on the image below to see a larger version of the floor plan of the Library floors to discover:

  • Which book class numbers are on each floor
  • Types of study space
  • Collections
  • Tutorial rooms

Study environment and floor guidance

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


The University Library is open 24/7 and has just undergone a £2.1m refurbishment to improve your facilities even further.

The Library Welcome Desk is located on the ground floor of the Library building and is a single point of contact for all initial face to face library enquiries.

Borrow / Return / Renew self service machines are located on ground floor.







Floor 1 is designated for group study

Books 001 - 319, Group space and Collaborate Pods 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, iPad loans, 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 plan


Floor 3 is designated for silent study

Book 611- 999, Individual study spaces, Special collections: Alumni, Fiction, Prof. Jane Turner & Wellbeing, Teaching spaces L3.01 and L3.02 are on this floor.

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




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

An excellent postgraduate hub space, the Buttery, is available on campus.  Developed in partnership with students, an investment of £5m provides a contemporary and innovative space exclusively for postgraduate students and researchers to study, collaborate and relax. Please use the link below for more details on The Buttery.

Where can I get help?

Need help?

  • Library Welcome Desk - get help on general Library, basic IT and account enquiries by emailing
  • Learning Hub - specialist staff who can help with researching and writing assignments contact to arrange online support
  • Succeed@Tees - a series of informal workshops created to help you with your studies at Teesside University, we run virtual workshops to support student learning and assessment. 
  • Subject LibGuides - a one stop shop bringing together all the resources relevant to your subject area


Lost property

Enquiries relating to lost property should be directed to the Student Life Building Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm or email 

See the link below for University Safety and Security information

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

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.