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There is a wheelchair ramp up to the building entrance and a lift to all floors. Entrance doors are automated. 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

Ashley Building

Middle Temple Lane




020 7427 4830



The Library holds four exhibitions a year. The current exhibition looks at the legal world of ex-Inn member Charles Dickens. You can visit the library to see a selection of items on display and enjoy a virtual tour of Dickens' legal London. For more information visit our blog.


Online Library Tour

Our virtual tour offers a short introduction to the Middle Temple Library, detailing services offered to students and barristers. Click to take a look around the library and learn more about how we can help you.


Opening Hours

The Library is currently open from 9am to 6pm. Opening hours will be reviewed in line with government guidance. Please check our opening hours page for any changes and for Saturday opening.

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