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New Admission Policy

From Saturday 1st of July 2017, our new admissions policy comes into effect.  Users will not be admitted to the UCL Institute of Education Library and PC Labs without a valid UCL Library ID Card.

External users will need to come in and register for Membership during Welcome Point hours. More information can be found here.

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. 


Digital Library The guides listed in this category describe the electronic resources by resource type.
How to... These guides give information and instructions on how to search, find, access, use and manage information.
Library Collections
These guides describe the different library collections.
Archive & Special Collections These guides provide information on the historical materials held at the IOE.
Services for Users
These guides provide information on the services and facilities for IOE students, staff and visitors.


If you have a question, why not tweet us @IOELibrary, text us on
+44 (0)20 3322 1810 or

Our online enquiry service, LibAnswers, is available:

Mon to Fri from 10.45 to 19.00 and Sat from 09.30 – 17.00 except during the Summer when it is available Mon to Fri 09:30-18:00.

Library Opening Hours

Summer Opening Hours    

 1st of July until 3rd of September 2017

Doors Open / Self-Service 

  • Mon. - Fri.: 09.30 – 20.15
  • Sat., Sun. & Bank Holiday: 11.00 - 17.00

Library Help & Welcome Points

  • Mon. - Thurs.: 09.30 – 18.00
  • Fri.:                  09.30 – 17.00 

During these hours, external users can register for new membership & renewals. There will be no membership services on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday, 28th August 2017.

You can contact us by phone at 020 7623 6080 and email at

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