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Library System Upgrade August 2018

Due to a major library system upgrade, from 10-30 August 2018, we will not be able to process new requests, ordered items and interlibrary loans.

During this period, books in the IOE library collections can be checked out and returned as usual. Normal service will resume on 31th August.

Thank you for your patience.

What's in LibGuides

Welcome to the Newsam Library and Archives at the Institute of Education.  The Library holds extensive collections of current and historical materials on education and related areas of the social sciences. 

IOE LibGuides introduce the library's print and digital collections, both current and historical.  They also include instructions on how to search, find, access and manage information.  In addition, the guides introduce you to the services and facilites available at the Newsam Library and Archives.


You can now text your enquiry to +44 (0)20 3322 1810 or click on 

You can also chat with us or post your question on LibAnswers. Please note both these services operate during the hours the Help Point is open.

IOE Library Opening Hours

Summer Opening Hours
2 July to 2 September 2018

Help Point & Enquiries                       

  • Monday – Friday:  09.30 – 20.15
  • Saturday & Sunday:  11.00 – 17.00

Welcome Point & Membership

  • Monday – Thursday:  09.30 – 18.00
  • Friday - 09.30 - 17.00

Phone & Email Enquiries

  • Monday – Friday: 9.30 – 18.00

Phone enquiries: 020 7612 6080

Monday Bank Holiday - Self-service 
  • 27 August 11.00 - 17.00

Special Collections Reading Room

  • Tuesday - Thursday: 8.30 – 16.00

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