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Welcome: Library Reopening

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Library Opening During Lockdown.

The IOE Library will be open from Monday 8th February 2021 for Click and Collect only.

Booking a Desk

The IOE Library from 8/2/21 will be accessible for Click and Collect only. To book a desk at another site, visit the UCL Desk Booking page

Click and Collect

If you would like to borrow a book from our library, please order it via Click and Collect. You can find out more on our Click and Collect Libguide.

Please do not visit the library until you have received confirmation that your books are ready to collect.

Entering the Library

To enter the library you will need:

  • A valid UCL ID card. 
  • An email confirming that you have a Click and Collect order waiting for you. 
  • A face mask (unless you are exempt from wearing a face covering).

Staff member wearing a mask, showing an email on their phone, and holding their UCL ID card

The library is currently only open to current UCL students and staff and external borrowers who still have valid cards. 

The entrance to the IOE is on Level 3, 20 Bedford Way. You will not be able to access from the Woburn Square Level 4 entrance. Upon entering the building, you must scan your card in the level 3 entrance vestibule. You must also scan your card when exiting the building on Level 3.

Staying Safe

When visiting, please use the one way system around the library. Staff can help you if you need help finding something or navigating around the building. 

Unless you have a valid reason for not wearing a mask, please wear a mask throughout the IOE building, and while moving around UCL campuses.

Please stay 2 meters from other people using the space. 

If you feel unwell, please do not come into the library and stay home instead.

Sanitisation stations are available with handgel and desk wipes.

For more information on keeping safe on campus visit the UCL microsite.

Opening Hours

For up to date opening hours for the IOE Library, and other UCL Libraries, please visit the UCL Libraries Opening Hours page.

Returning Books

If you only need to return books, you can do this in the book bin just inside the Level 3 Bedford Way entrance to the IOE.