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Student Tours

The Library will be hosting tours for BPTC students from Monday 11 September to Friday 22 September 2017 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.

We are happy to give Library tours at any time throughout the year to students who are unable to visit during the period advertised, but those who take up the offer of a tour in September will also be given £2.50 of free photocopying credit.

Library Newsletter Issue 49 – July 2017

The July issue includes details of summer opening; an update on Project Pegasus; details of forthcoming events for new students and pupils; news of the revised Guide to sources of transcripts; and features on new acquisitions, recent manuscript research projects involving the Library’s collections, and the media law section of AccessToLaw.

Inner Temple Library Newsletter Issue 49 – July 2017 (PDF)

Summer Opening Hours

Summer opening hours begin on Monday 31st July.

During the first half of the months of August and September the Library will open at 9.00 a.m. and close at 5.30 p.m. Late opening will resume on Monday 18th September.

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

New Books List April-June 2017

A list of New Titles and New Editions received by the Library between April and June 2017 has just been published.

Project Pegasus Planning Decision

At its July meeting the City of London’s Planning Committee resolved to give planning consent to the Inner Temple’s Project Pegasus planning application by 14 votes to 12.

The Planning Officer’s report can be read here.

Background information on Project Pegasus can be viewed on the Inn’s website.

Learn for Free: Law Courses & Lectures Online

We have curated a list of over 200 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

Wildy – BIALL Award

Last week three members of the library team attended a very enjoyable and informative BIALL Conference in Manchester where the award for Wildy – BIALL Librarian of the Year 2017 was presented to Margaret Clay, Librarian at the Inner Temple.

Members’ Profiles

We are now producing profiles of some of the Inn’s most prominent and intriguing past members; these can be viewed via the Publications page of the website. These aim to highlight the personal stories and careers of members throughout the Inner Temple’s history, as well as marking some landmark moments for the legal profession. We currently have profiles  of Lord Birkett, Sir Thomas Bromley, Lord Goddard, Seretse Khama and Edward Marshall Hall with more planned soon.


The Casetrack judgments database was closed down at the end of February following a decline in usage. The judgment transcripts previously obtainable via Casetrack are available via ICLR Online, Justis, Lexis and Westlaw.

New Databases

The Library now subscribes to the Bahamas Law Reports and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Reports via Lexis, and to the Cayman Islands Law Reports via Justis. These are all jurisdictions for which the Inner Temple is responsible under the Inn Libraries specialisation scheme.

All of our subscription databases are available for use within the Library only.