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Library Services and COVID-19

The Library has had to close on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 August 2020 due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. We will continue to operate an enquiry service and document delivery service remotely. Read more about library services during this time.


The Library is currently open on a rota basis with the other Inn libraries due to the Covid-19 outbreak, 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. Full details can be found here.

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, Lexis PSL and PLI+. 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.


Until the end of June we have access to the full range of titles from Cambridge University Press


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



Until 30 November 2020 members of the Inns of Court can access ICLR online remotely, for free. This provides access to The Law Reports and Weekly Law Reports amongst other ICLR publications. To access, visit:



Access to titles such as Common Market Law ReviewEuropean Business ReviewEuropean Public LawJournal of International Arbitration and many books and journals on arbitration. We have a limited number of temporary licences (3 months) to offer to members free of charge for remote access. Contact the library to access the database

Legalease Publications

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. We have a limited number of licences to offer to members free of charge for remote access to these titles. Contact the library.

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

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 

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 

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

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, 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.