Middle Temple Library is open to all members of the four Inns of Court. For those who are unable to access the library in person, we also offer a document delivery service. As it is a private library we are not open to the general public, but we do accept enquiries in special circumstances from non-members and academic researchers (by appointment only). We reserve the right to refuse entry and to charge non-members for access.

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 or by telephone or email.

The full range of our collections can be searched via our online catalogue

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 availableĀ here.


Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm

The Library is closed on bank holidays and also during August from the 5th to 16th.