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Library users will not be admitted to the UCL Institute of Education Library and Pc Labs without a valid UCL Library ID Card. More information can be found here for external, renewing and new users.


After surveying IOE library users' views in 2017, library areas have been marked as different zones: Silent, Collaborative and SocialMore 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.

Opening Hours

Autumn/Winter Opening Hours
Library Doors Open

Monday –Friday:               08.30 – 23.30

Sat. & Sunday:                  09.30  20.30

Help Point Hours

(for personal, email & phone enquiries at 020 7612 6080 and

Monday – Friday:              08.30 – 21.30

Sat. & Sunday:                  09.30 – 20.30

Sunday & Bank Holiday:  No phone or email enquiries

Welcome Desk / Membership

(New, renewal and external users will need to register for Membership during Welcome Point hours. More information here.)

Monday – Friday:               08.30 – 19.00

Saturday:                           09.30 – 17.00

Sunday & Bank Holiday:  No Membership service