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Middle Temple Library is a legal library which holds approximately 30,000 legal titles in 250,000 volumes, including legislation, case law, textbooks, student manuals, loose-leaf publications, journals and law reports. The Library is open to members of all four Inns of Court.

To view the Library Charter and Regulations please see our Library Information page.


Current Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 7.00pm


Bank Holidays and Early Closures

Monday 29th July - Friday 9th August: CLOSED

Monday 26th August: CLOSED

Thursday 17th October: 9.00am - 5.30pm


Visit our opening hours page for more information.



If you haven't done so yet, do check out our blog. Along with guidance on using our resources, we also post provenance mysteries that look at items from the rare books collection as well as other posts on topical issues. 

Breakout Spaces

You can use our phone rooms for both phone or video calls. The wellbeing room is also a breakout space where members can take some time to de-stress and relax. Features include an aromatherapy diffuser, air purifier, and information on key resources and events related to wellbeing at Middle Temple.


Our current exhibition Mapping the Early Modern Inns of Court will run from May to September 2024 and can be visited during opening hours.

Explore a range of pre-1700 books from the Library, and items from the Inn’s Archive,  highlighting topics such as recreation, literary culture at the Inns, religion and preaching, learning the law and verbal skills, travel and exploration endeavours.

The Scribbler

Our newsletter is back and can be found in the Library.

You can read about it in our most recent blog post and also download a copy here.

Keep up with all the new Library initiatives and general services on offer with three newsletters a year.