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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. Please use the contact details below for further information.

*Throughout October Middle Temple Library will be running one-hour legal research training sessions to help you find the information you need quickly (and painlessly) and search online legal resources effectively.  Each session is limited to five participants. To reserve your place, please contact Suzanne Traue, the Training & Development Librarian by emailing or telephone 020 7427 4830. 

For further details, please vist our Facebook page or download the pdf document to the right.*

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 accessed via our online catalogue.

For those who are unable to access the library in person, we offer a document delivery service.

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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

The Library is open one Saturday out of four, on a rota with the other four Inn libraries. The rota is updated 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

Keeper of the Library Vanessa Hayward
Library Administrator Elizabeth Alderson
Bibliographic Services Assistant Lenka Geidt
EU & Government Publications Librarian Erin Gow
Librarian - UK & US Collections Bernadette Keeley
Cataloguer Louise James
Deputy Librarian Renae Satterley
Training & Development Librarian Suzanne Traue


  1. Library Guide

    1021kb PDF
  2. Legal Research Training

    139kb PDF