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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)

Introductory Evenings

On 26 September and 6 October the Deputy Librarian will be attending the Inner Temple’s introductory evenings for new students and will be happy to answer any questions about the Library and what it can offer.

Open Afternoon

On 27 September BPTC students are invited to an open afternoon at the Library.

The event will last from 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. and will begin in the Lawson Room, which is on the first floor just below the Library.

Attendees will be welcomed by Library staff who will explain about the services on offer to students and how the Library is arranged.

The afternoon will include tours, demonstrations of the databases and our web-based services. There will be an orientation quiz with a prize draw (3 course lunch with wine for two in Hall) for those who complete it. All attendees will receive a tote bag containing an assortment of free gifts.

Transcripts Guide

A new edition of the Library’s guide to sources of transcripts, last revised in 2011, is now available as a 174-page PDF document.

The guide is intended primarily for  those who may need to obtain, or assist others to obtain, transcripts of proceedings in the courts and tribunals of England and Wales.

While the basic arrangement is unchanged in this new edition, all existing entries have been checked and brought up to date, new courts and tribunals created since 2011 have been added, both the content and the layout of entries have been enhanced, and general information provided in the introduction and the appendices has been significantly expanded. Changes introduced recently to HM Courts and Tribunals Service’s transcription service are also covered.

Further information and details of how to order the guide can be found on the Transcripts page of the website.