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Law Library

The City Law School has two dedicated libraries.  The City Law School Library (Gray's Inn Place) primarily supports students on professional programmes.  It offers printed resources, study spaces and computer facilities over three floors.  The book collection is located on the Lower Ground level (entrance level), journals on Level 1 and law reports on Level 2 of the Library.

The City Law School Library (Northampton Square), located in the College Building, supports undergraduate and postgraduate academic study.


A team of professional staff are available to assist you with sourcing legal materials, researching the law and answering your queries.

The Library Service Desk is located by the entrance; you may borrow and return library items here as well as at our self-service machine also on the Lower Ground level.

Staff will also be happy to assist you to collect a requested or Inter-Library Loan item or support you in managing your account.


Study spaces

The Library offers spaces for individual study across three levels; the Lower Ground Level is designated for quiet study, with levels 1 and 2 being silent study areas.

Tthere is a bookable Group Study room on the Lower Ground Level for those wishing to work collaboratively with colleagues.


Access to networked computers is provided on the Lower Ground Level and Level 1 of the Library.

WiFi and wireless printing is available throughout the Library.

Printing, photocopying and scanning

Multi-Function Devices for photocopying, printing and scanning are located on the Lower Ground Level.

All students have a unified account for printing and photocopying.  This can be topped up online.

Accessibility at the City Law School Library (Gray’s Inn Place)

Contact Disability Support or email the Dyslexia Support team who will make a referral and provide us with an initial assessment of your requirements.

Assistive technology and equipment including text-to-speech software, screen readers and screen magnifiers are available in the library. Details of all our assistive technology and equipment can be found on our assistive software page.

Additional information about support, software and equipment for users with disabilities or learning differences is detailed on our pages about Library Services for Additional Needs.

Library contact for accessibility support

Martin Edwards. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 0342, e-mail:

Emergency evacuation

Where appropriate users should familiarise themselves with their Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan and be aware which is their closest refuge point when using the Library. There are several clearly labelled refuge points outside the Library. Users requiring mobility assistance will be directed to a refuge point by a member of staff and should wait at one of these points. Library staff will alert the emergency services who will ensure safe exit from the building.


The Library entrance is situated on the Lower Ground Level, via a flight of stairs. Students with mobility access requirements can access the library via a lift at ground level using the entrance to the building opposite the School Office. Designated students will be able to operate the lift with their swipe card. All levels of the Library are accessible via an internal lift.  Wheelchair accessible toilets are on the lower ground floor, near the lift.

Low level enquiry points

There is a low level enquiry point on the Lower Ground Level, adjacent to the lift. There is one PC on the Lower Ground Level designated as priority use for wheelchair users. If you wish to book a designated PC for your use in advance of arrival, please telephone 020 7040 0342.

Library guides and leaflets in alternative formats

All leaflets can be supplied in electronic format, in large print format or on different coloured paper.  Please ask at your local library location and allow up to one week for production.