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Summer Opening Hours

Summer opening hours begin on Monday 30 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 17 September.

The Library will be closed from Monday 20 – Friday 31 August inclusive so that general maintenance work may be carried out. During the closed period the document supply service will still be available.

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

Pride 2018

To mark Pride 2018 we have updated our Pride Timeline which highlights some of the countries where Pride marches have become notable fixtures. A snapshot of the current legal situation in each country is included though it should be noted that an audit of a country’s legal measures relating to LGBT+ issues cannot tell the full story and is often at odds with lived experience.

New Books List April – June 2018

A list of New Titles and New Editions received by the Library between April and June 2018 has just been published.

LexisPSL Drop in Session

A LexisNexis product expert will be available in the Lawson Room (on the first floor below the Library) on Thursday 17 May between midday and 2pm to demonstrate LexisPSL and to deal with queries on a “drop in” basis.

Refreshments will be provided.

Library Newsletter Issue 52 – May 2018

The May issue contains news about the Bar Liaison Committee’s current survey concerning Project Pegasus and about the forthcoming Qualifying Session on legal research; a message from our newest member of staff;  and features on recent enquiries, new acquisitions, and the Local Government section of AccessToLaw.

Inner Temple Library Newsletter Issue 52 – May 2018 (PDF)

New Books List January – March 2018

A list of New Titles and New Editions received by the Library between January and March 2018 has just been published.

Easter Opening Hours

The Library will close for Easter at 2.00 p.m. on Thursday 29 March and reopen at 9.00 a.m. on Tuesday 3 April 2018. This calendar gives the opening hours of all four Inn Libraries over the Easter vacation.

Legal Research Training Session for Pupils – April 2018

On Thursday 19 April 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 Mitre Court Meeting 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

Library Annual Review 2017

The Library’s Annual Review of activities for 2017 is now available.

History Society Lecture

On 16 March at the Inner Temple Dr Colum Kenny will talk about King’s Inns, Dublin, and the Irish at London’s Inns of Court.

From 1542 until 1885, men wishing to practise at the Irish Bar were required first to reside for a stipulated period at one of the London Inns of Court. The Irish barrister and sometime Unionist leader Edward Carson heatedly described that requirement as “one of the badges of servitude of the Irish nation”.

On the eve of Ireland’s national holiday, Dr Kenny will tell the story of King’s Inns, Dublin, since its foundation in 1541 – with particular reference to Ireland’s long association with the Inner Temple and other English Inns of Court.

The lecture will start at 6pm in the Parliament Chamber and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Tickets: Members and the Public: £10.25 (IT Students: Free)

Book here or call the Treasury Office on 020 7797 8250.