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Library Services and COVID-19 – Update July 2020

The Inn Libraries are currently planning to reopen to members in July. The Libraries will open on a rota basis throughout July and August. After this the opening arrangements will be subject to review. Please note that the Inner Temple Library will be operating a booking system for admission.

We are working hard to provide as robust a Library service as possible in these difficult circumstances and are aware of our users’ need for access to legal materials.

That being the case, we will be continuing to provide a free document supply service via email to members of the Inns of Court wherever they are working.

In addition, our librarians are available to answer your enquiries via email, Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

More information can be found here.

vLex Justis free access during July

vLex Justis wishes to support practitioners with their research needs during the COVID -19 pandemic and has offered to extend access to the content subscribed to by the Inner Temple Library to  members of the Inner Temple, within the UK or overseas, for the month of July. 

The subscription includes access to:

JustisOne UK Core
Immigration Appeal Reports
Mental Health Law Reports
State Trials
Times Law Reports
Bermuda Law Reports
JustisOne Canada Core
JustisOne Caribbean Core
Maritime Law Book

If you wish to take up this offer, please contact hello@vlex.com quoting “Inner Temple trial”. Access details will then be sent out to you.

The above is in addition to the offer (which has been running for some time) whereby members can benefit from a reduction (from 12 to 3 months) in the minimum subscription term available for individual Justis databases. Please contact hello@vlex.com if you are interested in taking out a subscription.

ICLR Online – Free Remote Access

As from 16 June the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting is offering free access to ICLR Online for a limited period up to 30 November 2020 to members of the four Inns who are practising barristers based in the UK.

If you are a practising barrister and would like to take advantage of the ICLR offer, please click on this link. This will take you to an online landing page with explanatory material and a form to complete to request remote access.

Hong Kong Subject Guide

During the COVID-19 crisis and the temporary closure of the Inner Temple Library, as access to resources is restricted, we are producing a series of subject guides outlining the electronic resources to which the Library currently has access. They include key textbooks, law reports, journals, laws and free web sources. Our latest guide on Hong Kong Law is now on the website.

Australian Law Subject Guide

During the COVID-19 crisis and the temporary closure of the Inner Temple Library, as access to resources is restricted, we are producing a series of subject guides outlining the electronic resources to which the Library currently has access. They include key textbooks, law reports, journals, laws and free web sources. Our latest guide on Australian Law is now on the website.

Library Newsletter Issue 60 – May 2020

The May issue includes a résumé of Library services available during the Coronavirus outbreak (enquiries, document supply, access to databases, free resources, daily research tips and other initiatives); a report on our response so far to remote enquiries (and a selection of the feedback we have received); advance notice of an online Qualifying Session on legal research; new subject guides on electronic resources; and a feature on the Food and Drugs section of AccessToLaw.

Inner Temple Library Newsletter Issue 60 – May 2020 (PDF)

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Personal Injury Law Subject Guide

During the Coronavirus crisis and the temporary closure of the Inner Temple Library, access to resources is restricted. We are producing subject guides outlining the electronic resources to which the Library currently has access. They include key textbooks, law reports, journals and free web sources. Our latest guide on Personal Injury Law is now on the website.

Subject Guides to Online Resources

During the Coronavirus crisis access to resources is restricted. We will be publishing a series of subject guides outlining electronic resources to which the Library currently has access. They will include key textbooks, law reports, journals and free web sources.

The latest subject guide we have put together is for Canadian Law. Other guides available are Caribbean Law, Criminal Law and Family Law.

NHS Timeline

We have produced a short history of the NHS in the form of a timeline which can be viewed here.

eResource Training

Working with the database providers, the Library is offering eResource training for Inner Temple members.

Please contact tdennis@innertemple.org.uk if you are interested in web-based training on Lexis Library & Lexis®PSL, Westlaw & Practical Law and JustisOne.