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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)

New Books List April – June 2022

A list of New Titles and New Editions received by the Library between April and June 2022 has just been published.

New Pupils

The Inner Temple Library is offering the following legal research training for new Pupils:

A one-hour session that will cover some of the basics of legal research as well as a few more advanced topics. This will take place on Wednesday 6 July at 6pm and will be via Zoom. This session is based around the results of a survey of new practitioners carried out in 2019. This identified the specific research difficulties new barristers have such as ensuring comprehensiveness, relevancy, currency and finding a starting point. This session aims to make all these issues easier to deal with. To book please email

Tuesday 21 June

Because of the train and tube strikes today the Library is closed. Staff are working from home and will fulfil document supply requests where possible. We are hoping to be open 9.00am to 5.00pm the rest of this week.

Train Strike

If the train and tube strikes go ahead the Library will open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 5pm and close all day on Tuesday.

Grand Night

The Library will be closing at 5.00pm on Wednesday 15 June because of Grand Night. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Jubilee Weekend

The Library is closed on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June for the Jubilee weekend. We will reopen at 9.00am on Monday 6 June.

Saturday Opening

The Library is open this Saturday, 28 May, from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Entrance is on Crown Office Row via Tudor Street.

Early Closure

The Library is closing at 4.00pm today, Wednesday 4 May, for a scheduled event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Library Newsletter Issue 67 – May 2022

This issue inevitably focuses on the reopening of the Library in its permanent home in the Temple, following the completion of Project Pegasus. The Librarian reflects on the reoccupation process, and other staff update you on what is (and what is not) new about the reconfigured Library. There is also news about upcoming tours and legal research opportunities for practitioners, students and clerks, and new developments regarding online database subscriptions; also reports on a visit to the Supreme Court and its library, and on new acquisitions.

Inner Temple Library Newsletter Issue 67 – May 2022 (PDF)