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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.

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.

Opening Hours

Exam Period Opening 22 March - 1st June

Entry into the library will be for existing holders of UCL cards only.


Monday:           Open 08:30

Tues. - Frid.*:    24 hours

Saturday:          Close 21:00

Sunday:            11:00 - 21:00   (holders of UCL Library cards only)

*Friday 31st May: Close at 23:30

From Saturday 1st June:

Mon. - Frid.:      08:30 - 23:30

Saturday:          10:00 - 21:00

Sunday:            11:00 - 21:00    (holders of UCL Library cards only)

Library Welcome Desk (Register for External Membership -

Mon. - Frid.:       08:30 - 18:45

Saturday:           10:00 - 17:45

Library Help Point

Mon. - Frid.:         08:30 - 20:45

Saturday:             10:00 - 17:45

Library HelpLine (020 7612 6080 -

Mon. - Frid.:          10:45 - 16:45

Library HelpLine handles telephone, email and Twitter enquiries.

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