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What's in LibGuides

IOE Library Level 5 which is the Silent zone

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. 

The IOE LibGuides introduce the library's current and historical print and digital collections. The guides also include instructions on how to search, find, access and manage information, and introduce the services and facilities available. 

Library Skills workshops/surgeries

We provide a wide range of training sessions which are open to all UCL IOE students. These are designed to support the development of your library skills and cover key resources such as UCL Explore, Databases, Google Scholar, Referencing Management Software. To book onto a session, please visit our training calendar

Study Spaces in the IOE Library

You can find out if there are study spaces before you travel to the IOE by checking the Libraries and Study Spaces site.

IOE Library Opening Hours

Library Open

Mon. - Frid.:      08:30 - 23:30

Saturday:          10:00 - 21:00

Sunday:            11:00 - 21:00


Library Welcome Desk

Mon. - Fri.:       08:30 - 20:45

Saturday:         10:00 - 17:45


Library Help Point

Mon. - Fri.:         08:30 - 20:45

Saturday:          10:00 - 17:45


Library Telephone and Emails answered 

Mon. - Fri.:          08:30 - 20:45

Saturday:           10:00 - 17:45


Archive & Special Collections Reading Room

Tues. - Thurs:        08:30 - 16:00 


IT Service Desk in the Library

Monday - Friday:     09:30 - 18:00

Saturday:    11 - 13:00, 14 - 16:00

Accessibility Statement

We  are strongly committed to excellence in supporting teaching and research and aim to make the IOE's LibGuides meet the standards set by the Web Content Accessibility guidelines. This is work in progress and if you have any queries or need support, please email us at