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General Information

The Inner Temple Library will supply photocopies or scans from Library stock, subject to the provisions of the law of copyright (the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Research, Education, Libraries and Archives) Regulations 2014), to barrister members of all four Inns and to student members of the Inner Temple.

Enquiries may be made by telephone, email or post.

Each request for photocopies must be accompanied by a completed Inner Temple Library photocopy application form for judicial proceedings or research. Application forms for private research must bear the signature of the ultimate user of the requested material.

We endeavour to provide a same-day service for requests received before 5pm. Please note that it may not be possible to supply documents on the same day if a request is exceptionally large (in terms of the number of pages or items) or if we need to contact you for clarification.  It will not always be possible to make copies from some publications because of their age or physical condition.

Response will be by scan/email or first class post as required.

Copyright Restrictions

The current legislation allows copies to be taken only:
(a) for the purpose of specific judicial proceedings existing at the time that the copies are made; or
(b) for researchers or students requiring copies for their own personal research for a non-commercial purpose or private study on the understanding that one copy only will be made of one extract from any one work; and such copy is to be solely for the use of the member requesting it, who shall retain it in his/her possession.

Photocopying of books is restricted to not more than 10% of the whole up to the maximum of 4000 words, and of journals to a single article from any one issue.


The current charges for copies or scans are 15p per page

Administration charge of £5.00 for the first item plus £2.50 for each additional item plus VAT.

The administration charge for student members is £2.50 for the first item and £1.25 for each subsequent item, plus VAT.

Payment is due within 14 days of receipt. An invoice will be sent with the copies. The Library reserves the right to decline further requests for copies from anyone whose earlier bills are overdue for payment.

Tel: 020 7797 8217/8/9

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