Applications for Memberships should be made in person during Library Welcome Desk hours:
Welcome Desk hours
Monday – Friday: 08.30 - 20.45; Saturday: 10.00 - 17.45; Sunday & Bank Holiday: Closed
You will also be asked to provide proof of credentials to indicate status & eligibility for library use and proof of Home Address.
During busy periods we may not be able to print your library card immediately. In these instances we would give you a paper library ticket giving you immediate reference access, and your card would be ready for collection within one working day. If you need to borrow books on the same day, please email the IOE Library Membership team in advance, and we will pre-prepare your registration when possible to enable you to get your library card on your first visit.
If you have any questions about applying for Library Membership, please email the IOE Library Membership team.
The following are required when applying and renewing for all external reference membership including Free External Reference membership & Paying Reference membership:
• recent proof of home address eg driving licence, recent utility bill.
a. Former students of UCL and IOE
Proof required: UCL ID card (Student who have just completed their course – before the graduation ceremony
Proof required: Letter offering place on course at the UCL Institute of Education only
Proof required: Staff or student ID showing status or letter of introduction
Proof required: Current University Staff or Doctoral student (if course is not on Student card, a letter of introduction, in English, from Home institution will be requested).
Contact the Archives Team for accessing materials in the Archives Collections:
Contact the Library Enquiry Desk for accessing materials in the Special Collections:
Proof required: SCONUL Access email and a current student card
Free tickets are valid until the 30th of September each year or until your course or contract ends, whichever comes first.
Due to recent restrictions from the International Office at UCL Institute of Education, we cannot prepare letters of invitation for overseas researchers.