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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. 

IOE LibGuides introduce the library's print and digital collections, both current and historical.  They also include instructions on how to search, find, access and manage information. In addition, the guides introduce you to the services and facilities available at the Newsam Library and Archives.

New Explore Library Workshops

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You can also chat with us or post your question on LibAnswers. Please note both these services operate during the hours the Help Point is open.

IOE Library Term Hours

Monday - Friday 08:30 - 23:30
Saturday 10:00 - 21:00
Sunday 11:00 - 21:00
Welcome Desk
Monday - Friday 08:30 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:45
Sunday Closed
Help Point
Monday - Friday 08:30 - 20:45
Saturday 10:00 - 17:45
Sunday Closed
Spec.Coll Reading Room  

Tuesday      Wednesday Thursday 

08:30 - 16:00
Exam Period 24-Hrs

Friday 22nd March to Friday 31st May excluding Saturdays and Sundays