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Information for Non-UCL Library visitors: Stacks

Fetch from IOE Store unavailable

IOE Store and Special Collection material is not available until at least 23 April 2019 due to building works - we apologize for the obvious inconvenience.

We will put the latest information we have on the IOE Store closure on this page   But if you would like to talk to a librarian please email:

Official Publications and DERA

The Library collects print and electronic official publications which can be found in different collections including  the open shelves in the Main Education collection on Level 5 or the Reference collection on level 4. However, most Official Publications are kept in our Official Publications collection in store available upon request. A classmark for Official Publications may look like this:

For more information about official publications, go the the Official Publications LibGuide.




Another source of official publications is DERA, Digital Education Resource Archive, which is searchable and freely available. DERA is a digital archive of documents published electronically by government and related bodies in the area of education. For much more information, go to the DERA LibGuide.

Special Collections

The Newsam Library holds 27 Special Collections of books and pamphlets relating to education. These mainly historical collections of published books and documents (unpublished papers are held in the Archives). Most Special Collections are closed in terms of further acquisitions, but a few, such as the Official Publications Collection and the Historical Textbooks Collection, are still added to on a regular basis.

Special Collections materials and some materials published before 1950 must be requested in advance and will require arranging an appointment in Archives.

For more information, go to the Special Collections LibGuide.