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Document Delivery Service

The Library offers a document delivery service from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, for any Inn of Court member. Requests must be made using our copyright declaration form below. Priority will be given to requests made for judicial purposes. Due to the restrictions imposed by lockdown regulations, please only make reasonable requests and respect copyright law (details are available below). Please ensure you make your request to one Inn library only.

-- Use the Online Form to request items --

The Document Delivery service is available to members of the Inns of Court who require documents remotely. For the foreseeable future, we can only provide a limited service. There is no charge for this service to members of the Inns of Court, but this offer may be rescinded at any time.

How to request items

All requests must be made using a Copyright Declaration form. The simplest and easiest way to request copies or scans is by completing the online form.

Alternatively, you can download and complete the PDF form below. The Electronic Form can be emailed to us with an electronic signature attached. Contact details are provided on the form. We cannot accept forms that have not been signed electronically. Direct any questions regarding this service to: library@middletemple.org.uk

During regular opening hours, staff will do their best to provide a turn-around time of two hours, depending on the size of the request and the order in which it was received.

Please note that, because of their age and condition, some publications cannot be copied.

The current legislation allows copies to be taken only:
 

(i) for the purpose of specific judicial proceedings existing at the time that the copies are made; or

(ii) for researchers or students requiring copies for their own personal research, for non-commercial purposes or private study, on the understanding that one copy only will be made of one extract from any one work, and such copy is to be solely for the use of the member requesting it, who shall retain it in his/her possession

For works in copyright, copying of books and loose-leafs is restricted to not more than 10% of the whole up to a maximum of 4000 words, of journals to a single article from any one issue, of law reports to one law report from any one issue. For further details, consult the government's website on Intellectual Property.