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Library Opening Hours

Middle Temple Library opening dates and times are listed below. Measures and restrictions have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of members and staff. In order to adhere to government guidance on social distancing, the number of members allowed into the library at any one time will be restricted. Please read our COVID-19 Safety Precautions that are in place at the Inn.

The library will then be open as follows:

12 - 16 October 10:00 - 16:00
19 October - 21 December 10:00 - 18:00
22 December 10:00 - 14:00
23 - 31 December Closed

Saturday Opening Hours

On the Saturday's below we wiill open from 10am to 5pm.

17 October Gray's Inn
24 October Gray's Inn
31 October Lincoln's Inn
7 November Middle Temple
14 November Lincoln's Inn
21 November Gray's Inn
28 November Lincoln's Inn
5 December Middle Temple
12 December Gray's Inn

Opening hours and dates will be continually reviewed in order to adhere to government regulations. Inner Temple Library can only accommodate 10 readers at a time. Further information on how to access their services will be available on their website.

Members will be required to register their name and contact number before entering the Library. The Inn's data protection policy is available here.

Middle Temple Library will continue to run a free document delivery service remotely for members of the Inns of Court until Friday 25 September. Enquiries can be made to the library at: or 020 7427 4830.

King's College Library

Under a special arrangement, members of Middle Temple may use King's College Maughan Library at weekends (during term time) on presentation of their MT membership card. The Maughan Library is situated on the eastern side of Chancery Lane in the old Public Records Office.


Their opening times are:

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Members may use laptops in the library for the purpose of word processing but will not be allowed access to any paid-subscription databases.