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Library Information


There is a wheelchair ramp up to the building entrance and a lift to all floors. Entrance doors are automated. The basement has a mezzanine floor, which is not wheelchair accessible, but library staff will fetch books for members. There are wheelchair accessible toilets on the ground and fourth floors.

There is a magnifier and headphones available at the Enquiry Desk. All of the computer monitors are touch-screen. There is a portable induction loop at the Enquiry Desk. Staff can request PDFs of books held by the Library from the publishers upon application.


Middle Temple Library
Middle Temple Lane

020 7427 4830

Opening Hours

As of 6 January 2021 the Library is closed due to Covid restrictions. Please consult this page for the current opening hours. 

Legal terms:
Monday to Thursday: 9am to 8pm. Friday: 9am to 7pm.

Outside legal terms:
Easter week and from August to mid-September the hours are 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.

The Library is closed on bank holidays and for a fortnight at Christmas.

Saturday opening:
One Inn library is open to barristers and students of any Inn from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm on every Saturday in term. 

Consult Saturday rota here.