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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.

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 - 18:45

Saturday:         10:00 - 17:45


Library Help Point

Mon. - Fri.:         08:30 - 20:45

Saturday:          10:00 - 17:45


Library telephone and email enquiries answered 

Mon. - Fri.:          10:45 - 16:45


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