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Coronavirus Situation

Taking into consideration the current Coronavirus situation, we have decided to close the Library for the foreseeable future. We will continue to monitor the government guidelines and hope to be able to resume library services as soon as we possibly can.

We are offering a limited document delivery service between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. Monday-Friday for barrister members of all four Inns. There will be no charge during the coronavirus situation, but the relevant form (Judicial Proceedings or Private Research) must be completed. The forms are available on our website.

Opening Hours

From Monday 23 March the Library is closed to visitors until further notice.

Saturday opening of all four Inn Libraries has been suspended with immediate effect.


We are now subscribing to the Lexis®PSL service, which we have been trialling for some time. This provides practice notes, forms, precedents, commentary and current awareness for 35 practice areas. These include Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Commercial, Competition, Construction, Corporate, Corporate Crime, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy, Environment, Family, Financial Services, Immigration, In-House, Information Law, Insurance & Reinsurance, Intellectual Property & Information Technology, Life Sciences, Local Government, Pensions, Personal Injury, Planning, Practice Compliance, Practice Management, Private Client, Property, Property Disputes, Public Law, Restructuring & Insolvency, Risk and Compliance, Share Incentives, Tax, TMT, and Wills and Probate.

The service is available within the Library and we also have a limited number of log-ins which will allow us to make the service available by remote access to Inner Temple members who are practising barristers. Priority will be given to barristers outside London who are unable to visit the Library in person.

Please email if you are interested in accessing this service remotely.

International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day this year, we took a look at women who have killed in response to domestic abuse and their experience in the criminal justice system. On the other side of the bench:

Alternative Annual Review

An alternative version of the Library Annual Review has been produced, in infographic format.

Library Annual Review 2019

The Library’s Annual Review of activities for 2019 is now available.

Library Newsletter Issue 59 – February 2020

The February issue includes a review of our activities during 2019; news of forthcoming events for pupils and on the latest addition to our range of online subscription-based resources, Lexis®PSL, to which there will be (limited) remote access; an introduction to our new member staff; and features on the Environmental Law section of AccessToLaw, and on new acquisitions.

Inner Temple Library Newsletter Issue 59 – February 2020 (PDF)

New Books List October – December 2019

A list of New Titles and New Editions received by the Library between October and December 2019 has just been published.

Learn for Free: Law Courses & Lectures Online

We have curated a list of over 250 free legal education resources, including MOOCs, courseware, lecture collections and podcasts, covering a range of topics and jurisdictions.

We are still adding to this list. If you have any suggestions for inclusion please contact

Law Society Library

Barristers can use the Law Society Library from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 January 2020. Please email or phone (020 7320 5946) the Library first to arrange a security pass and if possible let them know which resource(s) you wish to refer to.