General information

The Library is housed as part of the law collection of King’s College London, located at the Maughan Library & Information Services Centre in Chancery Lane (formerly the Public Records Office). The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane and Temple.

Access to the Library

Members and Students can access our collection at the Maughan Library housed at Kings by completing the application form at the link below:

You can also send your details to librarymembership [at] 

Opening hours

The opening hours are those of the Maughan Library and they vary during the academic year. Current opening hours can be found here.

The CIOT Librarian is available from Monday to Thursday at normal office hours.

Collections and Services

The Library has an extensive collection of current and historical publications on UK and EU tax law and tax administration, as well as current material on overseas and international tax. It has access to online tax research service Lexis Library, which, together with a range of CD-ROM based publications, can be accessed by personal visitors during normal office hours. There is also an historical collection of tax ephemera including forms, booklets and other items of interest.

The Library carries out requests for research to identify relevant documents for a relevant topic (no technical enquiries, please) and provides a document delivery service. Items can be scanned and emailed, or copied and faxed or posted, subject to charges for copyright and copying where appropriate.

When contacting the Library it will be helpful if enquiries can be as specific as possible as the librarians are not tax law specialists.

Where material is photocopied there is a charge of 25p per sheet plus VAT. Similarly, a charge of 50p plus VAT is made for faxing material. At present material cannot be sent by email. Payment may be made by cheque. You may purchase a photocopy card to use the photocopiers.

You should note that all material in the library is subject to copyright. The law of copyright restricts the amount of material which can be photocopied from any book or journal and a form will need to be signed for photocopied material supplied by the library staff.

The full catalogue of material can be viewed on the King's College website.

Contacting the Library
Email: library [at]