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.
To mark Black History Month the Library has created a Black British History and the Law Timeline.
A list of New Titles and New Editions received by the Library between April and June 2016 has just been published.
An application was received by Historic England in September 2015 asking it to recommend to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) that the Inner Temple Treasury Office, Library and Hall be added to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The DCMS has considered Historic England’s recommendation and has decided that the buildings are not of special architectural interest and do not, therefore, meet the Government’s criteria for listing.
The implementation of the Treasury Building redevelopment plan will now be considered by the Project Pegasus Steering Group, chaired by David Pittaway QC, Master Reader.