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Legal Research Training for New Pupils

The Inner Temple Library runs training sessions for new pupils which aim to improve legal research skills.

The date for the autumn 2019 session is Thursday 17 October 2019 from 6pm to 7.30pm in the Llewelyn Davies Room on the first floor at 1 Mitre Court, Inner Temple.

Refreshments will be provided at the session.

Those wishing to attend can register for a place by emailing

Please indicate the chambers where you are a pupil.

This session is aimed at pupils who did not attend the legal research qualifying sessions as students.

New Books List July-September 2019

A list of New Titles and New Editions received by the Library between July and September 2019 has just been published.

Database Refresher Sessions

Confused by the range of databases available in the Library?

Come along to our refresher sessions at 10 Fetter Lane, 5th Floor.

Sessions will be run by trainers from the online publishers and will provide an overview of each database. The drop-in sessions will provide an opportunity to ask questions of trainers on a one-to-one basis. Booking is required for the formal sessions at 1pm and 5pm. This can be done by contacting

Bloomsbury Online: 1 October 2019

Formal sessions 1pm and 5pm.

Drop-in sessions between 2pm to 5pm.

Westlaw, Lawtel and Practical Law: 16 October 2019

Formal sessions 1pm and 5pm.

Drop-in sessions between 2pm to 5pm.

Lexis Library: 24 October 2019

Formal sessions 1pm and 5pm.

Drop-in sessions between 2pm to 5pm.

JustisOne: 29 October 2019

Formal sessions 1pm and 5pm.

Drop-in sessions between 2pm to 5pm.

The Library Welcomes New Inner Temple Students

Join the Master of the Library, members of the Library Committee and Library staff for a student reception in the Library at 10 Fetter Lane, 5th Floor on Thursday 26 September 2019 at 5.30pm.

Attendees will be able to chat to Library staff about the services we offer and can have a quick tour. Refreshments will be provided.

Goodie bags will be available for all attendees.

Library Tours for Students

The Library will be hosting tours for BPTC students from Monday 16 September to Friday 27 September 2019 from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Tours take about 20 minutes; there is no need to book in advance. Just come in and speak to a member of staff at the Enquiry Point.

Library Newsletter Issue 57 – July 2019

The July issue includes details of summer opening hours and forthcoming activities for new students; updates on BAILII and on databases available in the Library; and features on new acquisitions and on the Parliaments section of AccessToLaw.

Inner Temple Library Newsletter Issue 57 – July 2019 (PDF)

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Summer Opening Hours

Summer opening hours begin on Monday 22 July.

During August and the first half of September the Library will open at 9.00 a.m. and close at 5.30 p.m. Late opening will resume on Monday 16 September.

This calendar gives the opening hours of all four Inn Libraries over the summer vacation.

Library Newsletter Issue 56 – June 2019

The June issue includes an update on the newly-opened temporary Library; an introduction to JustisOne, the new legal research platform from Justis; a personal reflection on libraries in the digital age; and features on new acquisition and the Human Rights section of AccessToLaw.

Inner Temple Library Newsletter Issue 56 – June 2019 (PDF)

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Temporary Library Opening Date

The Inner Temple temporary library, which will be housed on the fifth floor at 10 Fetter Lane for the duration of the Inn’s Project Pegasus building scheme, will open to users on Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 9am.

Our opening hours will be Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm for the time being.

Project Pegasus and the Library

The Inner Temple Library will CLOSE at 2pm on Thursday 18 April to allow time for the building to be cleared by mid-May with work on Project Pegasus starting soon afterwards. It is expected that the building project will take approximately twenty-two months to complete.

Alternative premises to house a temporary Library for the duration of the project have been taken at 10 Fetter Lane (5th floor).

The temporary library will continue to provide a full range of services to users. These include provision of textbooks (current and old editions), journals, law reports and the Commonwealth collection; access to subscription databases, including Lexis Library and Westlaw; an enquiry service; a document supply service; legal research training and web services. Opening hours will remain the same. Library staff will retrieve books from the Littleton Basement in response to users’ requests as they do now.

More information on the opening date of the temporary library will be posted on our website as it becomes available.