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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. 


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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Opening Hours

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:  1st  & 29th May
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