Welcome to UEL Library and Archive Services
Our library services
Library, Archives and Learning Services is at the heart of the University. We have an excellent range of resources and facilities to help you with your studies, and are committed to offering you a first-class student experience.
We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and expert staff to advise and assist with your learning.
Our Library services
Docklands Library, located at our Docklands Campus, University Way, offers a first-class learning experience. Overlooking Gallions Point Marina, it provides a stimulating space for study and a comprehensive collection of resources. With helpful and friendly staff, 24/7 opening hours during term-time, and different study spaces to suit all needs, the library is the heart of the university.
The newly built award-winning Stratford Library provides an inspirational setting for study and research. Situated at our Stratford campus in Water Lane and open 24/7 during term-time, the library has a range of study spaces including group study rooms, quiet study areas and individual silent study carrels. It also offers a high-quality collection of resources and a knowledgeable team of friendly specialist staff who are always happy to help.
FAQs: Library service and COVID-19
Are the libraries open?
Libraries are now closed, but library staff are working remotely to support you. You can contact us via email or chat (see below)
Online Support Hours:
Monday – Friday 9-5
May Bank Holiday
Monday 25 May - Closed
My books are overdue. What should I do?
We understand this is a worrying time for you and wish to assure you that if you have any books on loan, you can keep hold of them. You don’t need to return them to the library. All books have been automatically renewed until 2 June 2020.
If you have received a request for a book you have on loan, you don’t have to return it. There will be no overdue fines for recalled books.
We will review the new return date as the situation evolves and keep you updated.
Inter Library Loan (ILL) booksIf you have Inter Library Loan (ILL) books, then please keep them with you until the library desk is open with staff service. Where possible your inter-library loan book will be automatically renewed; where this is not possible you will not incur any overdue charges.
Yes, our Inter-library loan service continues to fulfill requests in digital format, all other requests are put on hold or electronic alternatives are offered where possible. We will update you if there is any change to this service..
Can I still access library resources from home?
Yes. We have a wide range of resources, available to students remotely, which can be accessed from home via Library search
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
You can also join our new Teams site, just go to ‘Add Team’ on the Teams home page, and use this code: en46dkb
I need to book a 1:1 with an Academic Services Librarian.
You can still book these. We do have the capability to schedule 1:1’s online if needed. Please email your Academic Services Librarian to book a slot:
Docklands library is closed
Stratford library is closed
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Library access for current students
UEL has an internal website for all current students. Click on the link below to access the Library site.
General Library Enquiries
Your email will be answered within one working day.
Docklands Campus Library
London E16 2RD
Tel: 020 8223 3434
Stratford Campus Library
London E15 4LZ
Tel: 020 8223 4646