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Study Spaces in the IOE Library

Study spaces (spaces not including pcs) for selected UCL libraries can now be checked online.

Available study spaces in the IOE Library can be viewed 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.

Easter Opening Hours

From 28 March to 4 April, the IOE Library will have periods of 24 hour opening.

From 5pm on Wednesday 28 March until 8.30am on Thursday, 5 April 2018, the library will be self-service only and entry will only be possible with a valid UCL card.  More opening details can be found here.

Opening Hours

Autumn/Winter Opening Hours


Library Doors Open

Monday – Friday:  08.30 – 23.30

Sat. & Sunday:  09.30  20.30


Help Point & Membership

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

Monday – Friday:  08.30 – 18.45

Saturday:  09.30 – 16.45

Sunday & Bank Holiday:  No Membership service


Phone and Email Hours
Phone enquiries: 020 7612 6080

Monday – Friday: 10.45 – 19.00

Saturday: 09.30 – 17.00