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Alternative Annual Review

An alternative version of the Library Annual Review has been produced, in infographic format.

Library Annual Review 2019

The Library’s Annual Review of activities for 2019 is now available.

Library Newsletter Issue 59 – February 2020

The February issue includes a review of our activities during 2019; news of forthcoming events for pupils and on the latest addition to our range of online subscription-based resources, Lexis®PSL, to which there will be (limited) remote access; an introduction to our new member staff; and features on the Environmental Law section of AccessToLaw, and on new acquisitions.

Inner Temple Library Newsletter Issue 59 – February 2020 (PDF)

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New Books List October – December 2019

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

Learn for Free: Law Courses & Lectures Online

We have curated a list of over 250 free legal education resources, including MOOCs, courseware, lecture collections and podcasts, covering a range of topics and jurisdictions.

We are still adding to this list. If you have any suggestions for inclusion please contact smclaren@innertemple.org.uk

Law Society Library

Barristers can use the Law Society Library from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 January 2020. Please email or phone (020 7320 5946) the Library first to arrange a security pass and if possible let them know which resource(s) you wish to refer to.

Christmas Opening Hours

The Library will close for Christmas at 2.00 p.m. on Friday 20 December and reopen at 9.00 a.m. on Monday 6 January 2020. This calendar gives the opening hours of all four Inn Libraries over the Christmas vacation.

Temporary Library – Users’ Views

“The temporary library is a wonderful place to work. There is tons of room, so you can spread your papers far and wide; the library is flooded with natural light; and most importantly it is beautifully quiet. Also, if you find yourself lost in the maze of books, or stuck with a difficult legal problem, the library staff are always on hand to save the day.” Student

“Excellent space, light, bright and quiet. All the books I need also.” Out of London Student

“The temporary library is a superb place to work: absolutely quiet, airy, temperature controlled, plenty of table space; and well stocked with text-books, law reports, photocopying and digital facilities. I know: I have worked there three times already.” Inner Temple Bencher

“Very grateful to you for maintaining access to Singapore case law.” Barrister

“Looking for a text I found my quarry with no trouble at all and of course with the assistance of kindly staff that I am glad to see remain despite the recent seismic changes. The library is fine; cleverly laid out and comfortable (in terms of ambient temperature and light quality). … I shall certainly avail of its amenities from hereon in …” Barrister

“…Thank you for having the old textbooks available in the temporary library…” Barrister

“…You’ve decamped in style  I must say! It is a privilege to use the Library once again. It is funny how many things you have kept the same: e.g. current awareness, odd table here and there. What an institution you are!” Barrister

“Excellent librarians, extremely grateful for the assistance.” Student

“An invaluable facility.”  QC

“Wonderful to be able to use my Library albeit pared down – well done to library staff for putting this together so beautifully!” IT Bencher

“This is a very comfortable and well-run space.” QC

“Not expecting it to be this comprehensive resource-wise.” Barrister

Temporary Library FAQs

Here is a selection of the questions we have been asked about the temporary Library at 10 Fetter Lane.

NB: The answer to all these questions is YES.

  • Are the same current textbooks, law reports and journals available as before?
  • Is the enquiry service still available?
  • Is the current Commonwealth collection available?
  • Is there the same access to subscription databases such as Lexis and Westlaw as before?
  • Can I print from the databases?
  • Will my existing photocopying/scanning account still work?
  • Do you have Wi-Fi?
  • Are you continuing to provide a document supply service?
  • Can I borrow books overnight, as a barrister?
  • Is the Library open in the evenings? (Monday to Thursday open until 8pm, and 7pm on Friday.)
  • Are you still participating in the Saturday opening rota with the other Inns?
  • Can non-current material be retrieved from the Littleton Basement? (NB the old editions that were formerly housed in the Gallery are on open access at 10 Fetter Lane.)
  • Does the temporary library provide a quiet working space?
  • Does the library have reader places? (There are 24 reader places at single, two-seater and four-seater tables, as you prefer.)
  • Are your legal research training sessions continuing?

Library Newsletter Issue 58 – November 2019

The November issue includes information on Saturday opening for the remainder of the year; FAQs (and answers) relating to the temporary Library at 10 Fetter Lane; reports on our recent activities for the benefit of new students and pupils; impressions from users and staff on the temporary Library; and features on new acquisitions and on the Government section of AccessToLaw.

Inner Temple Library Newsletter Issue 52 – November 2019 (PDF)

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