From Monday 21st August, we will not have access to the Cellar for a period of some weeks due to the development project. This means that material stored there will be inaccessible to users and staff. Ask the Library staff whether the item you are searching for is available online, available at another Inn library, or available at another London library.
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Who May Use the Library
The Library is open to all members of the Inn and all barristers with chambers in the Inn and their pupils. Barristers who are not members and have chambers elsewhere are welcome to use the Library for material not held by their own Inn, but may not borrow. Solicitors may use the Library, by appointment only, as a last resort for material not held in other London law libraries. The legal collections are not available to litigants in person or the general public.
Outside scholars are welcome to use the Library's rare books and manuscripts and the Inn's archives by appointment. Application should be made by email or post to the Librarian, attaching a letter of introduction from university or appropriate institution.
The Library is happy to answer genealogical and other enquiries from the public about past members of the Inn. Such enquiries should be by letter, e-mail or fax. Personal visits in connection with such enquiries are not generally necessary and should only be made by prior arrangement.
The Library has introduced a series of short, practical training sessions to address key research issues. The sessions last approximately 1 - 1.5 hours. The next sessions will be held on Tuesday 24 October and Wednesday 25 October and will cover Top Research Tips. Please click here for more information.