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.
Our current opening hours are 9am to 7pm.
The Library will close at 5:30pm on Friday 24th November.
The Library will close at 5:30pm on Friday 8th December.
The Library will be closed from 2pm on Thursday 21 December – Monday 8 January. Normal opening hours will resume on Monday 8 January.
The Library will close at 5:30pm on Thursday 25 January. We apologise for any inconvenience
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.
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.
The Library holds three exhibitions a year. Our current exhibition Middle Temple Hall: 1573-2023 will run from September 2023 - January 2024 and can be visited during opening hours.
This year, the Inn celebrates 450 years since the completion of Middle Temple Hall. Our new exhibition tells the story of the Hall, from its construction in the reign of Elizabeth I to the present day, via renovations and reinventions, blazes and bombing raids.
Our newsletter is back and can be found in the Library.
Keep up with all the new Library initiatives and general services on offer with three newsletters a year.