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.
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 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, the library has a range of study spaces including group study rooms, quiet study areas and individual silent study cubicles. It also offers a high quality collection of resources and a knowledgeable team of friendly specialist staff who are always happy to help.
Opening hours Docklands and Stratford Libraries
Monday 2 January – Thursday 6 April
Thursday 6 April
Friday 7 April – Monday 10 April
Open 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 19 April
Tuesday 19 April – Friday 26 May
Staffed helpdesk services and online chat are available:
|Monday 23 January – Sunday 2 April||Open 11am - 7pm|
Open 11am - 7pm
12pm - 5pm
Monday 3 April – Thursday 6 April
Open 11am - 5pm
|Friday 7 April – Monday 10 April||Closed|
|Tuesday 11 April – Friday 14 April||Open 11am - 5pm|
|Saturday 15 April – Sunday 16 April||Closed|
Monday 17 April – Sunday 30 April
Open 11am - 7pm
Open 12pm - 5pm
|Monday 1 May||Closed|
|Tuesday 2 May – Friday 5 May||11am - 7pm|
|Saturday 6 May – Monday 8 May||Closed|
Outside these hours a global 24/7 co-op of librarians are available to answer basic questions about finding and using library resources. More complex queries will be referred to UEL staff to answer on their return.
UEL has an internal website for all current students. Access the Library site below.
To find out about access to UEL libraries for Sconul, Alumni and other external visitors, see the link below.
Archives - UEL's archives and special collections
Library, Archives and Learning Services hold important archival collections related to academic disciplines including theatre studies, refugee and forced migration studies, and sports science. Our collections include the British Olympic Association Archive, Hackney Empire Theatre Archive and the Refugee Council Archive.
UEL Research Repository
UEL Research Repository is UEL's open access repository of research outputs. It provides free access to research and scholarly work created by UEL staff and PhD students.
Data.uel - research data repository
Data.uel is UEL's repository for research data. It contains data generated by academic research by members of UEL. Data.uel ensures that our research data is preserved, and where possible, is made available to all on an open access basis.
General Library Enquiries
Your email will be answered within two working days.
Docklands Campus Library
London E16 2RD
Tel: +44 (0)20 8223 3434
Stratford Campus Library
London E15 4LZ
Tel: +44 (0)20 8223 4646
Director of Library and Learning Services, responsible for the strategic development, leadership and management of the high-quality library and learning services required by our diverse learning, teaching and research communities
Tel: +44 (0)20 8223 6460
Head of User Experience and Engagement. Responsible for policy development and operational effectiveness of library services with a focus on customer services and the student experience.
Head of Content and Digital Environments. Responsible for providing high-quality, user-focused library and learning services to our diverse learning and research community, both on and off-campus and play a key role in the strategic planning and development of the whole service. Lead Academic Services team, Collections and the digital library team, Archives and Scholarly Communications team. Leads on policy development in these areas and ensure operational effectiveness.
Docklands Campus Library Manager. Responsible for managing the Docklands Campus Library including staffing, liaising with other departments within the University and maintaining the quality of the library environment.
Email: A. MacLeod@uel.ac.uk
Stratford Library Campus Manager. Responsible for managing the Stratford Campus Library including staffing, liaising with other departments within the University and maintaining the quality of the library environment.