The Library

The Inner Temple is one of the four Inns of Court. The other Inns are Middle Temple, Gray’s Inn and Lincoln’s Inn. These are unincorporated associations which have existed since the 14th century. They play a central role in the recruitment, training and professional life of barristers, holding the exclusive rights to call candidates to the bar of England and Wales.

The Inner Temple Library serves the following:

  • Barristers
  • Judges
  • Student members of the Inns of Court

The Library is open to all members of the four Inns of Court.

The Library is not open to the general public.

Researchers may be admitted at the discretion of the Librarian, upon written application, to use material not available elsewhere such as the Manuscript Collection.

More information about our collections and services for members can be found on the Library website:

Information on the Inner Temple generally can be found at