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Library Services and COVID-19

The Library is currently closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, which means we are at this time unable to provide access to any of our physical materials.

However, the Middle Temple Library team continues to run a remote enquiry service in conjunction with the other Inn libraries to provide as much material as we can through special arrangements with suppliers and existing resources.

Electronic Resources

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

We can also provide materials through the following resources thanks to special access granted during the outbreak of Covid-19.

Dalloz: for a trial period, we have access to a number of titles including Recueil Dalloz, AJDA, Revue de Droit du Travail

Kluwer: providing access to titles such as Common Market Law ReviewEuropean Business ReviewEuropean Public LawJournal of International Arbitration. Also available for a trial period is access to the Kluwer Arbitration module offering access to many books and journals.

Legalease: publications including the Wills & Trusts Law Reports and their journals, the Trusts & Estates Law & Tax Journal, Property Law JournalFamily Law Journal and Employment Law Journal

Oxford University Press: until July the library has access to a selection of texts including but not limited to The International Sale of Goods, The Law of Assignment, McMeel on Construction Contracts, The Rome II Regulation; Chesire, North and Fawcett on Private International Law, The EU law of Competition

Public Information Online: Parliamentary and Official documents and Pepper v Hart service

Sweet & Maxwell: includes access to books and the Common Law Library titles, available via Westlaw
vLex Justis: providing access to Mental Health Law Reports, Inquest Law Reports, Commercial Law Reports, CCH Tax Cases, Immigration Appeal Reports, Jersey Law Reports

Library Resources

Catalogue: 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: a currently free document delivery service for any Inn of Court member. All requests must be sent using our copyright declaration form

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

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. Searching the archive will

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 Saghi.Shahmirzadi@thomsonreuters.com, Account Manager at Thomson Reuters.

vLex Justis

UK barristers can now access a free 14-day trial and a new 3 month access plan for law reports and case law available on vLex Justis.  For more information, including a list of full coverage details, please click here.