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Accessing UCL and IOE libraries for UCL and IOE students

By Francine C Wood, on 2 January 2015

IoE Library

The exciting news that the Institute of Education (IOE) became part of UCL in December, means that UCL and IOE students may use library services of both institutions.

To visit IOE’s Newsam Library and Archives

UCL students will need to present their UCL ID card at IOE Library and register. As announced in our November news bulletin, electronic resources previously provided by IOE are now available through our library catalogue and search tool, Explore.

To visit UCL Libraries

IOE students will first need to collect their UCL ID card.  The card has a barcode on the back that is connected to a UCL Library account. See information and FAQs for IOE students. Students will also need  a UCL computer username and password to access electronic resources including online journals and databases.  (Search Explore for the resource required and click the “view online” or SFX links where available.  For access to material behind subscription, enter your UCL username and password when prompted.) Please contact the UCL ISD helpdesk with queries about UCL userids.  New UCL library members may find our  Getting Started, Subject Guides and Training pages useful.

Please don’t hesitate to email library@ucl.ac.uk with any library related queries.

I hope that everyone finds this change beneficial and I’m looking forward to getting to know IOE library and colleagues myself!


One Response to “Accessing UCL and IOE libraries for UCL and IOE students”

  • 1
    Andres wrote on 7 August 2019:

    Dear Library Staff,
    I am an IOE alumnus, and I am interested in getting access to the UCL online library again. I have been trying to log in and browse some articles I used to read when preparing my dissertation; however, it has not been possible yet.
    I have changed the password, typed my BARCODE and done some other requirements, but nothing seems to be working.
    Thus, I would like to know what should be done to log in and enjoy your reading material and service.

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