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Library Policies

  • Book Donations
    The Library is always pleased to consider inquiries regarding the donations of books and other materials appropriate for its collections. While we are grateful for such offers, the Library has limited storage capacity, which necessitates some prioritization.

  • Collection DevelopmentPDF File
    Adopted unanimously by the State Law Library Committee, November 8, 2005 and amended by the State Law Library Committee, November 16, 2011

  • Email ReferencePDF File
    In conjunction with the Maryland Judiciary's "What Can I Do to Help You?" initiative, the Maryland State Law Library is standardizing reference services to address the distinction between the provision of legal information and the unauthorized practice of law. These Guidelines adhere to ethical requirements related to the practice of law, while emphasizing the need to provide Library users with in-depth reference service in order to make the most complete use of the Library's collections.

  • Meeting Rooms
    Due to its physical layout and shelving requirements, the Library does not have meeting rooms available for the public to reserve. Library patrons are welcome to use the tables and books in the Library's conference room for their research needs, with the expectation that other researchers may do the same.

  • Record Retention and Disposal SchedulePDF File
    Approved by the Library Director on June 24, 2011 and authorized by the State Archivist on July 6, 2011

  • Web Site Terms of Use
    The Maryland Judiciary provides the information on this web site as a public service. Information contained on this web site is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed. The Maryland Judiciary does not endorse any linked site nor does it assume responsibility for the content found on those sites.


Updated: March 13, 2012

Maryland State Law Library
Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building
361 Rowe Blvd.  Annapolis, MD. 21401
Phone: 410.260.1430 | Toll Free in MD. 1.888.216.8156 | Fax 410.260.1572
Open to the public
Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00 am to 4:30 pm | Tue and Thu 8:00 am to 9:00 pm | Sat 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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