I visited the Inner Temple Library with CILIP South East. The Inner Temple is one of the four Inns of Court, the others being Middle Temple, Gray's Inn and Lincoln's Inn. The Inns are unincorporated associations which have existed since the 14th century, and majorly contribute to the recruitment, training and professional life of barristers. They hold the exclusive rights to call candidates to the bar of England and Wales.
The Library is mainly used by practising barristers, though it is occasionally used by students. It is used by members of all four Inns of Court: each Inn's library specialises in a different kind of law so that the books are not duplicated, a sensible arrangement. The Library itself is very attractive, a calm, quiet place in which to work.