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New Books List July – September 2020

A list of New Titles and New Editions received by the Library between July and September 2020 has just been published.

Library Induction for Students – 30 September

The Library will be hosting its second induction session for new students via Zoom on Wednesday 30 September at 6.00 p.m.

Some feedback from the first session:

“It was cool and fun”

“That was very informative and fun! Thank you Agent Tracey and Agent James!”

“Brilliant, thank you so much!”

Please contact James Rowles for more information and to register your place.

Library During Lockdown

What the Library has been doing since lockdown in March (PDF):

Library Infographic

Library Induction for New Students

The Library will be hosting two induction sessions for new students via Zoom on Thursday 10 September and Wednesday 30 September at 6.00 p.m.

Please contact James Rowles for more information and to register your place on a session.

Opening Hours

The Inner Temple Library will be open from Monday to Friday during September. Our opening hours will be 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Please book a seat here.

New Librarian

Margaret Clay, who has been Librarian and Keeper of Manuscripts since 1991, retired at the end of July. Her successor is Robert Hodgson, who is currently Law Librarian at City University. He will be joining the Inn in November.

Library Newsletter Issue 61 – July 2020

The July issue includes summer opening hours for the four Inn Libraries; an update on Library services during the COVID-19 situation (including the latest offer: free access to ICLR Online); an appreciation of our departing Librarian and a vote of thanks to her former deputy; online initiatives (for example, a virtual induction for new students, virtual tours for prospective members, new subject guides to web resources); reflections by staff on Working from Home; and a feature on the Hong Kong section of AccessToLaw.

Inner Temple Library Newsletter Issue 61 – July 2020 (PDF)

India Law Subject Guide

During the COVID-19 crisis and the temporary closure of the Inner Temple Library, as access to resources is restricted, we are producing a series of subject guides outlining the electronic resources to which the Library currently has access. They include key textbooks, law reports, journals, laws and free web sources. Our latest guide on India Law is now on the website.

Library Services and COVID-19 – Update July 2020

The Inn Libraries are currently planning to reopen to members in July. The Libraries will open on a rota basis throughout July and August. After this the opening arrangements will be subject to review. Please note that the Inner Temple Library will be operating a booking system for admission.

We are working hard to provide as robust a Library service as possible in these difficult circumstances and are aware of our users’ need for access to legal materials.

That being the case, we will be continuing to provide a free document supply service via email to members of the Inns of Court wherever they are working.

In addition, our librarians are available to answer your enquiries via email, Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

More information can be found here.

vLex Justis free access during July

vLex Justis wishes to support practitioners with their research needs during the COVID -19 pandemic and has offered to extend access to the content subscribed to by the Inner Temple Library to  members of the Inner Temple, within the UK or overseas, for the month of July. 

The subscription includes access to:

JustisOne UK Core
Immigration Appeal Reports
Mental Health Law Reports
State Trials
Times Law Reports
Bermuda Law Reports
JustisOne Canada Core
JustisOne Caribbean Core
Maritime Law Book

If you wish to take up this offer, please contact quoting “Inner Temple trial”. Access details will then be sent out to you.

The above is in addition to the offer (which has been running for some time) whereby members can benefit from a reduction (from 12 to 3 months) in the minimum subscription term available for individual Justis databases. Please contact if you are interested in taking out a subscription.