Library & Archive


Middle Temple Library provides legal reference services to members of all four Inns of Court. This includes access to over 250,000 books, journals and law reports - all listed in the Library catalogue - a variety of online legal databases, and an enquiry service staffed by qualified legal librarians. We also provide a document delivery service which is available to all legal practitioners. Click on the Library link to the left for information on all of our services.


The Archive consists primarily of the administrative, financial, membership and property records of the Inn since 1501.  There is also a small section of deposited papers.  Generally the Archive does not contain personal or professional records of its members, neither does it contain records or reports of trials.  Since October 2000, charges have been made for the use of the Archive and for answering archival enquiries. Click on the Archive or the link to the left for information on our services.  For more about the history click here.

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