The new version of AccessToLaw, our legal gateway site, is now live. The upgraded site runs on WordPress, the same technology that underpins the Library website and the Current Awareness blog. It is more user-friendly and works on all devices – from PCs to tablets to smartphones. AccessToLaw contains annotated links to more than 1,300 free legal sites from the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world.
The Inn will be mounting an exhibition of the proposed scheme with visual depictions of the exterior of the building, interior layouts and a new entrance/reception area for the main building. The exhibition will be open from Monday 27 February to Wednesday 1 March between 10am and 4pm in Inner Temple Hall.
The plans allow for the creation of a third and fourth floor to house an educational centre with training rooms, an auditorium and offices to provide for an increasing requirement for education and training facilities within the Inn.
The plans preserve the use of seven of the existing rooms (Rooms A-G) on the main floor of the Library but not the Library Gallery which becomes part of the new third floor. A book storage room in the basement will house some of the material displaced from the Gallery.
Preliminary work on identifying the alternative facilities needed to run the Inn during the construction phase, estimated to start in spring 2019, will be intensified once the planning application is approved. This will include the provision of a temporary library service.
A set of the latest floorplans for Project Pegasus is available at the Library Enquiry Point.
Barristers may use the Law Society Library from 21st December, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., 22nd December, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 23rd December, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3rd January, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact them before visiting on 020 7320 5946.
The Library will close for Christmas at 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday 21 December and reopen at 9.00 a.m. on Wednesday 4 January 2017. This calendar gives the opening hours of all four Inn Libraries over the Christmas vacation.
Two members of the library team (Tracey Dennis and Simon Hindley) gave a legal research training session at the University of Gibraltar to members of the Gibraltar bar last Thursday. This was an overview of some of the key points to remember when undertaking legal research and concentrated on the main legal subscription databases. We hope that participants found the session useful.
The Library’s website, which has been completely redesigned, is now live. The new site will better showcase library services and facilities, while the new menu structure makes it easier to navigate. The Library Catalogue can also be searched from any part of the site.
The site uses WordPress technology to ensure that it will work on any device – from PC to tablet to smartphone. Elements of the Library website will be rebranded next year as part of the project currently being carried out for the Inn by the design agency SomeOne.