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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.


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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.

IOE Library Opening Hours

Opening Hours:
2 April to 8th June 2018
  • Monday: Open at 08:30

  • Tuesday – Friday*: 24 hour opening

  • Saturday: Close at 20:30

  • Sunday: 09:30 - 20:30

Help Point & Membership                       New, renewal and external users need to register for Membership during hours below. More information here.

  • Monday – Friday:  08.30 – 18.45
  • Saturday:  09.30 – 16.45

Phone & Email Enquiries

  • Monday – Friday: 10.45 – 19.00
  • Saturday: 09.30 – 17.00

Phone enquiries: 020 7612 6080


May Bank Holidays - 7th and 28th

  • 8.30 - 18.00 for holders of UCL cards