Yes, you can still access the eLibrary this weekend!

This weekend, March 2nd and 3rd, IT Services are performing essential maintenance on the student computer network. All student computer accounts will be unavailable over the weekend.You may be wondering how you will access the rich digital library at the Newsam Library and Archives. Follow the steps outlined below on how to access the electronic resources so that you are able to read the eBooks and find journal articles from the databases:


1.  If you are reading on Friday 1st March:

  • Click on this link to collect a temporary username and password. (You will need to login using your usual IOE network login details to access this page off campus).
  • Make a note of the temporary username and password that you will be able to use over the weekend.
  • Go to step 3.

2.  If you are reading this page on Saturday 2nd March during Library Enquiry Desk hours:

  • Phone, email or SMS the Library Enquiry Desk and ask for the temporary computer account.  You will need to show that you are an IOE student by providing:
  •    Your student ID
  •    Your postcode
  •    Your date of birth

3.  Start searching as usual:

If you reach this screen, type in the temporary username and password and select the Staff radio button.

4.  At approximately 18:00 on Sunday 3 March, your IOE student account will be operational again.  At this point, you will be able to use your own student username and password again, but will need to select Staff instead of Student on the login page.

If you have any questions about accessing electronic resources, please contact the Library Enquiry Desk

  • Email:
  • SMS/Text: +44 (0)20 3322 1810
  • Telephone: 020 7612 6080

Library Enquiry Desk hours are:

Monday – Friday: 10.45 – 19.00
Saturday: 09.30 – 17.00
Sunday: No Enquiry Desk service


Nazlin Bhimani

About Nazlin Bhimani

Research Support and Special Collections Librarian, UCL Institute of Education, London
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