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Library Services and COVID-19

The Library is now open. See the opening hours page for our current opening hours. Measures and restrictions will be in place to ensure the health and safety of members and staff.

Electronic Resources

Our electronic resources page has an extensive list of resources, including those offering remote access such as PLI+. If you do not already have a login for remotely available resources, get in touch with the library for login details, providing your membership number and call year.

Library Resources


The library catalogue is accessible at any time of day and can be used to search the collections of all Inn libraries as well as find resources that are available across multiple platforms, as well as ebooks available through Bloomsbury Professional

Document Delivery Service 

We run a document delivery service for any Inn of Court member. All requests must be sent using our copyright declaration form. Click here for more detail regarding charges and terms and conditions.

Links for Lawyers 

Links for Lawyers has an extensive list of links to free legal websites as a signpost for barristers, pupils and students conducting research.

Middle Temple Library Blog

Middle Temple Library blog includes tips on legal research during this time, with links to free resources and an online tutorial on researching EU law. 


Partner Offers

Lexis Library

Lexis is offering barristers seven day trial access to materials comprising UK legislation, over 700,000 cases and key reference sources such as the Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents and Atkin’s Court Forms. The database also includes Halsbury’s Laws, the Butterworths and Tolley’s handbooks, and keys texts such as Laddie, Prescott and Vitoria: The Modern Law of CopyrightCook on Costs and Hill and Redman’s Law of Landlord and Tenant.

Click here to request trial access.

Thomson Reuters Legal Databases

Through databases such as WestlawLawtel and Practical Law, there is a one-week trial access available to legislation, case law, EU legal materials and journals, articles, practice notes, standard documents, checklists, forms, legal updates, global guides.

To request a trial, please contact, Account Manager at Thomson Reuters.