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Library Opening Hours

Middle Temple Library opening dates and times are listed below. Opening hours and dates will be reviewed and published daily in order to adhere to government regulations. When the Library is closed due to Covid restrictions, we will nonetheless operate a remote enquiry and document delivery service for members.

When the Library is open, 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. 


Current Opening Hours

12 April - 30 July 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
2 August - 13 August CLOSED*
16 August - 17 September 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
20 September -  9.00 am - 7.00 pm

*Our document supply service will still be available during this time.


Saturday Opening Hours

The Inn libraries operate a Saturday opening rota with one library of the four opening from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm every Saturday in term.

10 July Gray's Inn
17 July Inner Temple
24 July Lincoln's Inn


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

Enquiries can be made to the library at: or 020 7427 4830.



There is only one entry point for each of the Inns at the weekend, as follows:

Gray’s Inn - High Holborn

Inner Temple - Fetter Lane. Please ring Library staff for admission to the building.

Lincoln’s Inn - Lincoln’s Inn Fields

Middle Temple - Tudor Street


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.