Middle Temple Library holds approximately 30,000 legal titles in 250,000 volumes, including legislation, case law, textbooks, student manuals, loose-leaf publications, journals and law reports. The Library collects legal texts in certain specialist subject areas such as banking, commercial law and arbitration, competition, employment, insurance, professional negligence and shipping, amongst others. We are also the specialist library for ecclesiastical law; more information on this collection is available below. The other three Inn libraries cover the remaining specialist subjects.
The following is a selection of sources of information about the institutions, legislation and case law of the European Union itself and portals, gateways and databases which include information from a number of Members States.
Archive of European Integration (AEI) Research materials on the topic of European integration and unification, including official European Community and European Union documents. Managed by the University of Pittsburgh.
The Library subscribes to the following legal databases, electronic journals and law reports. Access to subscription-based resources is only available in the Library, apart from Bloomsbury Professional Online and PLI+ which can be accessed remotely by members of Middle Temple who are authorised to practise in England and Wales, upon application to the Library. Frequently used resources which do not require a subscription are included in this list and indicated as [free].
The Library provides a range of guides to assist you with your legal research. The Library Guide & Introduction to Legal Research was co-written with Master David Woolley QC.
The guides are available as PDF files and can be downloaded below. You will require Adobe Reader, which is free to download.
The guides available to download are:
Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts (CLOUT) A large database on cases under texts of UNCITRAL dealing with international investment business law. Records include a link to an abstract of the case, information regarding the relevant legislative text (with links), the national court in which the case was heard and a link provided if available online.
Exploring the archival legacies and sketching the stories of four early and pioneering Black members of the Middle Temple, who came from diverse backgrounds and whose paths led them to remarkable achievements.