UCL Institute of Education

Contact details

Website: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/IS E-mail: lib.enquiries@ioe.ac.uk Tel: 020 7612 6080

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About the library

The UCL Institute of Education has the "largest collection in Europe of learned books and periodicals on educational studies". The library covers all aspects of education both in the UK and internationally. It also collects selectively in education-related areas such as psychology, philosophy, sociology and linguistics. The library also holds teaching materials in collections such as Curriculum Resources which holds materials from Early Years to post-16 education.

The library has 22 special collections (although not all are available on Copac) which are mainly historical, such as the History of Education collection, but some, such as the Official Publications collection, contain current materials.

The local library catalogue is available online.

British Library Interlibrary Loan Codes

  • UCL Institute of Education: G2

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Copac? Yes. The Copac local holdings display will tell you if a document is currently on-loan, reference only etc. as well giving you local location details.

Can I obtain items via Inter Library Loan? Yes, subject to the library's local lending policy. You have to request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff about whether they think the document you need is likely to be available for loan and for advice on making an inter-library loan request.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - visit the library's web site for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance to ensure the material you need will be available.

How do I find primary source material held at this institution? Visit the UCL Institute of Education's contributor page at the Archives Hub for information.


UCL Institute of Education data on Copac

Example record from the UCL Institute of Education:

On the education of daughters / translated from the French of the Abbé Fenélon, afterwards Archbishop of Cambray.
  Published: London : printed by and for W. Darton, jun 1812

You can browse all the titles on Copac starting with the above title.