The Institute has several collections of archives, held in the Library.
The Archivist is available for enquiries on Wednesdays, whilst access to material from the Archives is provided by prior appointment only during the Library’s opening hours (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Most records are open for consultation but some restrictions have been placed on access to material as specified by depositors.
The IALS Archive
These are records of the Institute itself and also various manuscripts held by the Institute.
- IALS Archives List (PDF)
You can search the IALS Archive on the Senate House Library's Archives Database.
British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) Archives
These are records of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians, founded in 1969. BIALL works to promote better administration and exploitation of law libraries and legal information units; and to enhance the professionalism and status of the legal information profession. The core of this material represents the papers created, gathered in and arranged by Mary Blake in her roles as BIALL's Honorary Secretary, Vice President and President, its historian and its honorary archivist.
Elizabeth (Betty) Moys Publications and Files relating to Law Librarianship Archive
This material comprises copies of Elizabeth Moys' publications and related working files, which were largely created independently of BIALL. Therefore these records have been catalogued as a separate collection.
International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) Archives
These are records of the International Association of Law Libraries, founded in 1959 with the purpose of promoting and supporting the work of Law Libraries and related agencies, in order to facilitate research and use of their materials on a multinational and co-operative basis.
Records of Legal Education Archives
These archives were created as part of a broader project funded by the Leverhulme Trust to investigate records of legal education. They are records of a variety of organisations which otherwise had no institutional home or were at risk. Quick location guidesheet (PDF)
Access to materials from both Archives is by prior appointment. (Email: email@example.com or telephone 020 7862 5790). Most records are open for consultation but some restrictions have been placed on access to material as specified by depositors.
To differentiate archive series descriptions from printed material catalogued in the main Library of IALS, the prefix 'A' has been used for all material held in the Archives.
Web database of collection level descriptions of the archives of over ninety higher education institutions and learned societies within the greater London area.
Contact details for record repositories in the UK
Reference point for information about archival resources and projects
Support for the preservation of library and archive materials in the UK and Ireland