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Explore Europe's Largest Education Library

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

We're with you every step of the way!

What's in LibGuides

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.

Christmas & New Year Library Closure

The Library closes at 5 pm on Friday, 23rd December and reopens at 8.30 am on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017.

We hope you will enjoy the Library's Special Collections Advent Calendar in the run up to Christmas! Just click on the image above.

Opening Hours

Autumn/Spring Opening Hours
Library Doors Open

Monday –Friday                 08.30 – 23.30

Sat, Sun & Bank Hols:       09.30 – 20.30

Welcome Desk / Membership

(for new or renewal members)

Monday – Friday:               08.30 – 19.00

Saturday:                           09.30 – 17.00

Sunday & Bank Holiday: 
No Membership service

Help Point Hours

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

Monday – Friday:             10.45 – 19.00

Saturday:                          09.30 – 17.00

Sunday & Bank Holiday:  
No phone or email enquiries