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Library Newsletter Issue 51 – January 2018

The January issue contains a review of our activities and new initiatives in 2017; an update on online resources (trial of Lexis PSL and new subscription to Kemp on Lawtel); forward dates for legal research training events; and features on Law PORT: Online Training Tutorials, the Religion section of AccessToLaw, and new acquisitions.

Inner Temple Library Newsletter Issue 51 – January 2018 (PDF)

Jane the Quene

Two Royal letters from the Library’s Petyt manuscript collection, Jane the Quene and Edward VI’s Devise for the Succession, were featured in the recent BBC4 series England’s Forgotten Queen: the Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey.

The series, which was presented by the historian Helen Castor, is now available on BBC iPlayer.

New Books List October – December 2017

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

Law Society Library

Barristers may use the Law Society Library on Thursday 21 December from 2pm – 5pm and Friday 22 December 9am – 3pm, and from Tuesday 2 January 9am – 5pm to Wednesday 3 January 9am – 5pm. Please contact them before visiting on 020 7320 5946.

Legal Research Training Session for Pupils – January 2018

On Monday 8 January 2018 the Library is running a training session on the essentials of legal research for new pupils.

The session takes place in the Inner Temple Drawing Room at 5.45 p.m. for a 6 p.m. start. It will finish around 7.30 p.m.

Those wishing to attend can register for a place by emailing

Christmas Opening Hours

The Library will close for Christmas at 2.00 p.m. on Thursday 21 December and reopen at 9.00 a.m. on Thursday 4 January 2018. This calendar gives the opening hours of all four Inn Libraries over the Christmas vacation.

New Books List July – September 2017

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

Thirtieth Anniversary

We are sure that members of the Inns who have benefited from their legal research skills and comprehensive knowledge of the collections would wish to join us in congratulating two members of the library team, Michael Frost and Simon Hindley, on completing 30 years of service with the Inn.

Project Pegasus Update

A number of design review meetings  as well as meetings on temporary accommodation have taken place with heads of departments, the architects and consultants. Pre-application discussions on arrangements for temporary accommodation in the Garden and car park are taking place with the City planners.   A further debate about Project Pegasus will take place at a future Bench Table meeting at which time Benchers will have full details of the project and a comprehensive cost analysis. There will be a further ballot after this discussion.

Library Newsletter Issue 50 – October 2017

The October issue includes an update on Project Pegasus; reports on recent outreach and training events for new students and pupils respectively; news of our revised Guide to sources of transcripts; and features on our contribution to celebrations of Black History Month, on  new acquisitions, and on the Europe section of AccessToLaw.

Inner Temple Library Newsletter Issue 50 – October 2017 (PDF)