The Archive collections can be accessed in our supervised reading room in the Newsam Library in the main building of the UCL Institute of Education on Bedford Way.
Our current opening hours are 9.30-17.00, Monday to Friday. From 25th September our opening hours will be 8.30-16.00, Tuesday to Thursday.
We are also closed on public holidays and other advertised institutional closures.
Booking an appointment
You must contact us in advance to book an appointment.
We need to know in advance:
Please note that the Library has different access procedures.
Visiting the Archives
On the day of your visit you should report to the Membership desk in the Library on Level 4 of the Bedford Way Building.
The first time you use the Archives you will need to:
By signing the application and undertaking form you agree to abide by our reader rules.
Every attempt will be made to provide access to archive collections held, but exceptions may be made on the grounds of confidentiality, access restrictions made by depositors, or for conservation reasons.
Access to personal data on living persons for research purposes is only allowed on the explicit understanding that the data are not processed to support measures or decisions with respect to particular individuals or in such a way that substantial damage or distress is, or is likely to be, caused to any data subject. A Special Undertaking form is currently being drafted.
Telephone us on:
020 7612 6983
or e-mail our dedicated enquiry service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also write to us at:
Newsam Library and Archives
UCL Institute of Education
University College London
20 Bedford Way