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The City Law School Library (Gray's Inn Place)

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 Floor (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 Innovation Centre, 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 Service Desk is located by the entrance; you may borrow and return library items here as well as at our self-service counter also on the Lower Ground Floor.

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 floors; the Lower Ground Floor is designated for Quiet Study, with Levels 1 and 2 being Silent Study areas.

In addition there is a Group Study room available on the Lower Ground Floor for those wishing to work collaboratively with colleagues.  This may be booked online


Access to networked computers is provided on the Lower Ground Floor and Level 1 of the library, scanning facilities also available on the Lower Ground Floor.  You can find computers elsewhere on campus too. Check availability here.

If you wish to bring your own device, WIFI and wireless printing is available throughout the library.

Printing and Photocopying

There are two Photocopiers located in the corridor beyond the Service Desk on the Lower Ground Floor of the library.  Black and white printing facilities are also available on this floor, as well as on Level 1 where there is also a colour printer.

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)

Library users who would like to make use of any of the services identified in this guide should first contact Disability Services or the Dyslexia Support team who will make a referral and provide us with an initial assessment of your requirements.  Your local library site representative will then be able to put the necessary arrangements in place for you.

There is further information about support, software and equipment for users with disabilities or learning differences offered throughout the University libraries on our pages about Library Services for Additional Needs.

Your local site representative

Your local site representative is Ruth Phillips, phone: +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 with mobility difficulties 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 the safe exit of any such users from the building.


The Library entrance is situated on the lower ground floor, via a flight of stairs. Students with mobility problems can access the library via a lift at ground floor 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 floors 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 floor, adjacent to the lift.   There is one PC on the lower ground floor 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 site and allow up to one week for production.