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Westlaw UK and Practical Law – 12 Tips of Christmas

Throughout December, Westlaw will be holding 20-minute festive themed training sessions focusing on specific functionality and content from Westlaw UK and Practical Law.

To view and sign up for the 12 Tips of Christmas, see their website:


Opening Hours in December

The Library will close at 6.00pm on Wednesday 6 December because of the train strikes on that day. We are open on Saturday 9 December 10.00am to 5.00pm. See the Christmas opening times of all four Inn Libraries.

Wednesday 1 November

Following on from the power outages yesterday, the Library will not open this morning. Please check here or our social media accounts for updates as we receive them. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Update: the Library will remain closed for the rest of the day.

Early Closures

The Library is closed from 2pm on Tuesday 31 October because of a power outage across the building. The Library is also closed from 3pm on Wednesday 1 November to prepare for Grand Day. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Lunchtime Sessions

A series of lunchtime sessions will take place in October to help with your legal research skills.

13 October – free sources of UK law – finding authoritative free internet sources mainly for the UK but with a few other jurisdictions included:

20 October – business information for lawyers – for when you need non-legal materials and you don’t know where to look:

27 October – ECHR website – all you need to know about the website and what it contains:

Train Strike

The Library will be open from 9.00am to 6.00pm on Wednesday 4 October because of the train strike. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Library Newsletter Issue 71 – September 2023

This issue includes news about Saturday opening this coming legal term, and about numerous forthcoming induction/training events (as well as reports on some that have taken place already), and features entitled ‘How the Library Helps Members at Key Points in Their Career’ and ‘New Acquisitions’.

Inner Temple Library Newsletter Issue 71 – September 2023 (PDF)

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New Books List July – September 2023

A list of New Law Titles and Editions received by the Library between July and September 2023 has just been published.

White Book Training via Westlaw

The Library has organised training on using the White Book on Westlaw via MS Teams. This will take place on Tuesday 10 October from 5.00pm to 5.45pm. Please register your place via this link.

New Students

Tours and Chat – to find out about the Library and its services contact the Library to arrange a tour:

Whodunnit – new students will learn all about Library services by solving a mystery involving an unconscious Librarian and a water bottle. This takes place on 12 September at 5.00pm and 5.30pm.

Database Training Sessions – find out how to use Lexis+ and Westlaw and gain accreditation for Westlaw at this online training: Westlaw training – 13 September and 15 November from 5.00pm to 6.00pm and Lexis+ training – 20 September and 11 October from 5.00pm to 6.00pm.

Lunchtime Training Sessions – a series of bitesize events covering a range of useful topics. These take place from 1.00pm to 1.30pm in the Gandhi suite on the following days: 6 October, 13 October, 20 October and 27 October.

To book these courses and for more information please go to our website page at