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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. 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 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. Read more about it here


Opening Hours

The Library's current opening hours are 9am to 7pm. Please check our opening hours page for any changes and for Saturday opening.

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



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.

In person tours are held throughout the year, but members are welcome to get in touch to arrange a tour to familiarise themselves with the collections and services.