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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

20 September - 20 December 9.00 am - 7.00 pm
21 December 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

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.

18 September Inner Temple
25 September Lincoln's Inn
2 October Middle Temple
9 October Gray's Inn
16 October Inner Temple (TBC)
23 October Lincoln's Inn
30 October Middle Temple
6 November Gray's Inn
13 November Inner Temple 
20 November Lincoln's Inn
27 November Middle Temple
4 December Gray's Inn
11 December Inner Temple
18 December Lincoln's Inn
25 December CLOSED


1 January CLOSED
8 January Middle Temple
15 January Gray's Inn
22 January Inner Temple
29 January Lincoln's Inn
5 Februrary Middle Temple
12 February Lincoln's Inn*
19 February Inner Temple
26 February Gray's Inn*
5 March Middle Temple
12 March Gray's Inn
19 March Inner Temple
26 March Lincoln's Inn
2 April Middle Temple
9 April Gray's Inn
16 April CLOSED
23 April Inner Temple
30 April CLOSED
7 May Gray's Inn*
14 May Middle Temple
21 May Lincoln's Inn*
28 May Inner Temple
11 June Lincoln's
18 June Middle Temple
25 June Gray's Inn
2 July Inner Temple
9 July Lincoln's Inn
16 July Middle Temple
23 July Gray's Inn
30 July CLOSED

*Please note the change of order

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

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