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Train Strikes

The Library is closing at 6.00pm on Wednesday 1 February and Friday 3 February due to the train strikes. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Train Strikes

From Wednesday 4 January to Friday 6 January the Library will open from 9.00am to 6.00pm because of the train strikes. Please see the other Inns’ websites for their current opening times.

Christmas Opening Hours

The Library will close for Christmas at 2.00pm on Wednesday 21 December and reopen at 9.00am on Wednesday 4 January 2023. This calendar gives the opening hours of all four Inn Libraries over the Christmas vacation.

Library Newsletter Issue 69 – October 2022

This issue includes an announcement concerning a new user-responsive acquisitions process; reports on recent training events and other member-facing activities; a clarification regarding the loan of books from the Library; the latest news about the Inner Temple Book Prize; and features on the libraries of the University of Oxford, and on new acquisitions.

Inner Temple Library Newsletter Issue 69 – October 2022 (PDF) or online

Grand Day

The Library will close at 4.00pm on Wednesday 2 November for Grand Day. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Inner Temple Book Prize 2022

The Inner Temple Book Prize, inaugurated in 2008 to mark the Inn’s long-standing commitment to legal scholarship and the education of law students and of lawyers in practice, is pleased to announce the shortlist for 2022.

Patron-Driven Acquisitions Scheme

This Patron-Driven Acquisition Scheme is intended to be responsive to the needs of Inner Temple Library users if they discover a book that they need is not available in the Library collection.

All requests meeting the criteria below will be automatically purchased whilst funds remain available.

Items that do not meet the criteria will be considered by the Librarian and the Books Sub-Committee but without a guarantee of purchase.

New Student Induction

The Library is running a Whodunnit style induction on Tuesday 4 October from 5.00pm. A reception will be held afterwards where you can meet members of the Library Committee. Please contact to book your place.

Summer Opening Hours

The Library is closed from Monday 8 – Friday 12 August. We will reopen at 9.00am on Monday 15 August. Summer hours are 9.00am to 5.30pm. Late night opening begins on Monday 12 September. This timetable has the opening hours of all four Inn Libraries.

Library Newsletter Issue 68 – July 2022

This issue includes details of summer opening hours; an introduction to our newest member of staff; an announcement about our latest training-related initiative (tours for clerks); features on binding procedures and on new acquisitions; and news of the longlisted entries for the Inner Temple Book Prize.

Inner Temple Library Newsletter Issue 68 – July 2022 (PDF)