Temporary Library

Posted June 3rd, 2019 in libraries, news by sally

The Inner Temple Library has moved to temporary accommodation for the duration of Project Pegasus.

Our new address is:

The Inner Temple Library
10 Fetter Lane
5th Floor

Our opening hours are:

Monday-Thursday 9.00am-8.00pm,
Friday 9.00am-7.00pm

More information on contacting the Library can be found at https://www.innertemplelibrary.org.uk/about/contacts/

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The Guardian, 5th December 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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BBC News, 24th September 2014

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