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Document Delivery Service

The Library offers a document delivery service to members of the Inns of Court who require documents remotely. The service currently runs from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday. 

There is a charge for this service (£5 for the first item and £1 for additional items made with the same request +VAT. Students receive a 50% discount).

Requests must be made using our copyright declaration form below. 

-- Use the Online Form to request items --

Priority will be given to requests made for judicial purposes. Please ensure you make your request to one Inn library only; the Library will not respond to duplicate requests. If you are requesting this material for pro bono or charity/non-profit work, please get in touch as we may be able to waive charges.

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 a PDF form. 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 one chapter or up to 5% (whichever is greater) of the whole, 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.

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