Welcome to Gray's Inn Library
Library Services and Covid-19
Gray’s Inn Library is maintaining services to Members as far as possible while the Inn remains closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Please email the library for general enquiries or complete a document supply request. During this period document supply is free of charge. Please note, due to reduced levels of service, we are prioritising requests made for the purposes of judicial proceedings. Materials requested for study or non-commercial use may take longer to supply. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Library staff are working remotely and have access to our online subscriptions. However, we are liaising with publishers and operating a referral system with the other Inn Libraries in order to extend the range of available materials.
On a temporary basis, we can now provide copies of material from:
- The full content of Lexis Library, including Butterworths, Lexis and Jordans textbooks, legal journals, forms and precedents and case law. View a complete list available from Lexis Library (PDF).
Personal access to online textbooks for Gray’s Inn members
Bloomsbury Professional Online
Full-text access to materials in 20 practice areas including, company and commercial, employment, environment, family, local government, property and personal injury. View a full list of the Bloomsbury books available (PDF). Remote access for Gray’s Inn members is available if you email the Librarian.
Trial access to online books and databases
Sweet & Maxwell books
Members of the Inn can sign up to a one-week trial for access to many key practitioner texts published by Sweet & Maxwell, available via Westlaw.
Other legal databases from Thomson Reuters
Members can sign up to a one-week trial access to Westlaw, Lawtel and Practical Law. To request a trial for any of these, please email Saghi Shahmirzadi, Account Manager at Thomson Reuters.
LexisNexis is offering barristers seven day trial access to the full content of Lexis Library, including legislation, case law, Atkin’s Court Forms, Halsbury’s Laws and many key books and journals. Members can also request trial access to Lexis PSL.
Kluwer Law Online
Complimentary online access is offered to barristers with print-only subscriptions until the end of May, but only to titles currently subscribed. Kluwer are also offering one week trials to their online journals. Please email Cameron Gough, Account Manager.
UK barristers can now access a free 14-day trial and a new 3 month access plan for law reports and case law available on vLex Justis.