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Library Opening Hours

Middle Temple Library will next be open from 24-28 August as part of a rota with the other three Inn libraries. Opening hours will be 9.30am to 4pm (10am to 5pm on Saturday 15 August) with measures and restrictions 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 libraries will be open as follows:

3 – 5 August: Middle Temple [we have had to close earlier than expected this week due to unforeseen circumstances]

8 August: Lincoln's Inn

10 – 14 August: Gray’s Inn and Inner Temple

15 August: Middle Temple

17 – 21 August: Lincoln’s Inn

24 – 28 August: Middle Temple

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 during this time. 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.