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Information for Non-UCL Library visitors: Welcome



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Admission Policy

Registered patrons must have a valid UCL ID card or UCL Library Visitor card (plastic format) to be admitted to UCL IOE Library and the PC Labs - if you forget your card you will be charged £7 to enter the IOE Library or the PC Labs


Visiting the UCL Institute of Education Library & Archives

IOE Library will be closed all day on Sunday 9th February 2020 due to an electrical shutdown of the 20 Bedford Way Building
We welcome to our Library all visitors who are interested in education
Anyone can use the library on payment of a fee. Free membership is also available to some categories of users. Please check the Reference Membership and External Borrowing Membership tabs of this guide to find out more about our Membership policy.

IOE Library Term Hours


Monday - Friday                 08:30-23:30

Saturday                             10:00-21:00

Sunday                               11:00-21:00


Welcome Desk

Monday - Friday                08:30-18:45

Saturday                            10:00-17:45

Sunday                                      Closed


Help Point

Monday - Friday                08:30-20:45

Saturday                            10:00-17:45

Sunday                                      Closed


Special Collection Reading Room

Tues, Wed, Thurs             08:30-16:00

Contact the Customer Services Team

This inbox is checked
09.30 - 17.00
Monday to Friday
Please use this address to apply for an IOE Library card in advance or for any other membership queries you may have


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.