Middle Temple Library is open to all members of the four Inns of Court. We accept enquiries in special circumstances from non-members and researchers (by appointment only), and reserve the right to charge non-members for access. For those who are unable to access the library in person, we also offer a document delivery service. Please use the contact details on the right-hand side of this page for further information.

The Library holds approximately 250,000 volumes, covering all aspects of British, European and American law. We have an enquiry service staffed by specialist legal librarians, who are able to help with enquiries made in person, on the telephone, by fax or by email.

The full range of our collections can be searched via our online catalogue or by using the search box embedded in this page: 

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Floor Plans

The Library is spread over three main floors and has two floors of basement storage. Floor plans of the library layout (main three floors) can be downloaded here.

Opening Hours

Term time:

Monday to Thursday 9.00 am to 8.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am to 7.00 pm
Saturday (once a month; see rota) 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Early Closures Click here for list

The Library is open one Saturday out of four, on a rota with the other three Inn libraries. The library is also closed for two weeks in August, and closes early on occasion for special events. The Saturday rota and early closings are available here.


Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm

The Library is closed on bank holidays and for the first two weeks in August.

Staff Details

Librarian Renae Satterley
Library Administrator Elizabeth Alderson
Senior Library Assistant Lenka Geidt
Library Assistant Patrick Ghirardello
Cataloguer & EU Librarian Louise James
Librarian - UK & US Collections Bernadette Keeley
Training & Development Librarian Adam Woellhaf