The Institute library has been co-operating with the British Library for a number of years in the collaborative acquisitions of foreign legal materials. This has led to a concordat and subsequently a MOU being signed. Initially the 2 libraries have concentrated on European official gazettes and have mapped their respective holdings in some detail and made the information available on the FLARE website enabling researchers easily to identify holdings and locations.
Ultimately the intention is to create a national collection of foreign official gazettes by amalgamating incomplete holdings. The two libraries are also co-operating in the acquisitions of legal journals, initially by comparing holdings and again, with the intention of providing access to journal articles for their respective readers.