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IOE LibGuides are moving!

The IOE LibGuides are moving on 27th May 2021

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IOE LibGuides are moving to their new home in UCL Subject Guides and LibrarySkills@UCL from 27th May 2021. Some of the content (mainly weblinks) will be moving to ReadingLists@UCL. Some guides will simply be deleted so as not to duplicate information.

The Archives and Special Collections IOE LibGuides will be moving to the UCL Special Collections website.

IOE Library support through Covid-19

The IOE Library has reopened, but things have changed to ensure the safety of staff and students. For more information, visit our Reopening page.

Here are some of the key ways of getting what you need: 

I have a general Library-related question about services and facilities.  

I have an in-depth question/problem related to research, using UCL Explore and databases, or referencing.

You can email us your questions to  

I want to speak to a Librarian and/or arrange a remote one-to-one for support.  

You can complete the appointment request form and we will be in touch to arrange an appointment.

I want to find books, journal articles and other research.  

I want to manage my Library account. 

You can use, and search, UCL Explore

I want to find and search a database. 

You can check the UCL Databases list

I want to find an answer to (what might be) a previously-asked question. 

You can check Library Help

You can also check the UCL Library page Academic Support Continuity for more information during this period too.


Question Mark icon You can now text your enquiry to +44 (0)20 3322 1810 

You can also post your question on Library Help, the Library's online enquiry service, tweet us @IOELibrary or contact us on Instagram @ioelibrary. Please note these services operate when the Help Desk is open.

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. 

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