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Information for Non-UCL Library visitors: Approved Educational Organisations


An orgnisation working in the field of education, which has negotiated free membership for some or all of its staff or members.

Contact to negotiate free Membership

If organisation is NOT on the list, individual should ask the Director, Secretary, Librarian or other senior person in organisation to negotiate with Bryan Johnson on behalf of their Staff for Reference Membership.

Organisations not on the list are NOT entitled to free membership, unless or until approval by Bryan Johnson or by the head of UCL Institute of Education Library

Applying for Membership

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

List of Approved Educational Organisations

Approved Educational Organisations

Proof required when registering Proof of Staff status in organisation on list (ie. Staff ID card or Letter of Introduction from Educational Organisations + Proof of ID) 


Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

ACU Staff



British Accreditation Council (BAC)

BAC Staff and Inspectors



Campaign for Learning

Campaign for Learning Staff


CentreForum Staff  

CfBT Education Trust

CfBT Staff

Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE)

CRAE Staff

Children's Society

Children's Society Staff

Citizenship Foundation

Citizenship Foundation Staff


Civitas Staff

College of Teachers

UK College of Teachers Staff

Coram Family (Thomas Coram Foundation)

Coram Staff

Council for Education in the Commonwealth (CEC)

CEC Staff



Department of Education (DfE)

            DfE Staff




E-ACT Staff

Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)

ECU Staff



International Rescue Committee (IRC)

IRC Staff

International School, Pakistan (The)

Teaching Staff in The International School (Pakistan)



National Children's Bureau (NCB)

NCB Staff and Members

National Education Union - (ATL Section)

National Education Union Staff - ATL Section

National Education Union - (NUT Section)

National Education Union Staff - NUT Section

National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)

NFER Staff

National Union of Students (NUS)

NUS Staff

Nuffield Foundation

Nuffield Foundation Staff



OFSTED Research Staff



Pre-School Learning Alliance

Pre-School Learning Alliance Staff


Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

QAA Staff


Runnymede Trust

Runnymede Trust Staff 



Save the Children UK

Save the Children Staff

Society of Education and Training (formerly known as IfL)

Society of Education and Training Staff

SSAT (The Schools Network)

SSAT (Schools Network) Staff 

Sure Start

Sure Start Staff



Teacher Support Network

Teacher Support Network Staff


Staff in the National Leadership Development Team & specific members of the London team



UKCISA: UK Council for International Student Affairs


Universities UK

Universities UK Staff



World ORT

World ORT London Staff



YoungMinds Staff