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Study Spaces in the IOE Library

You can find out if there are study spaces in the Library before you travel to the IOE by checking the main website here.

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. 

IOE LibGuides introduce the library's print and digital collections, both current and historical.  They also include instructions on how to search, find, access and manage information. In addition, the guides introduce you to the services and facilities available at the Newsam Library and Archives.

Workshops 2019

Sign up for UCL Institute of Education IT Training here including Endnote sessions:

  • Mon 28th Jan, 5.30pm -7.30pm (twilight session)

  • Wed 20th Feb, 2.00pm – 4.30pm

  • Tue 26th Feb, 2.00pm – 4.30pm (for Mac users)

IOE Library Term Hours


Monday - Friday                 08:30-23:30

Saturday                             10:00-21:00

Sunday                               11:00-21:00


Welcome Desk

Monday - Friday                08:30-19:00

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


You can now text your enquiry to +44 (0)20 3322 1810 or click on 

You can also chat with us or post your question on LibAnswers. Please note both these services operate during the hours the Help Point is open.