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Library

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.

Current Opening Times

Monday - Thursday: 9.00am - 7.00pm

Friday: 9.00am - 5.30pm 

Visit our opening hours page for more information.

 

Blogging

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 may be familiar with our phone rooms in the Library, which you can use for both phone or video calls. But we also have wellbeing room as a breakout space where members can take some time to de-stress and relax. Features include an aromatheraphy diffuser that releases soft scents, an air purifier, an interactive notice with key resources, information and events related to wellbeing at Middle Temple.

Exhibitions

The Library holds three exhibitions a year. Our current exhibition The Evolution of the Law Report will run from February to April 2024 and can be visited during opening hours.

Learn how this important document has evolved over the centuries. From Pleas Rolls to Year Books, manuscripts to nominates, to digitisation and beyond, this document has changed alongside the evolving legal landscape.

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.