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Just For Specialized Audiences

The Maryland State Law Library strives to serve a diverse cliental. Visitors to the library include judges, clerks, attorneys, state employees, self-represented litigants, librarians, and historians.

Legal Professionals
The Maryland State Law Library owns a comprehensive collection of legal materials, including several unique resources of interest to Maryland practitioners. The library also offers access to many legal databases including Lexis, Index to Legal Periodicals and CCH Business, Human Resources and Tax.

Historical Researchers
The current Library traces its roots to its establishment as the Maryland State Library in 1827. For much of its history, the Library purchased books ranging from family genealogies and compilations of Maryland public records to historical works and popular Maryland newspapers on microfilm. These collections are available to the public. The library also offers online access to back issues of the "Capital" (via Newspaper Archive) as well as the full run of the "Baltimore Sun" on microfilm.

Judiciary Employees
As a Court-Related Agency, the Library strives to ensure that Maryland's judges and other judicial staff members possess the most relevant and current legal information possible. To meet this need, the Library provides services specifically benefiting Judiciary customers

Librarians
Librarians from many institutions may benefit directly from the following popular State Law Library services including document delivery, interlibrary lending, and phone and email reference assistance.

Self-Represented
As one of the largest public law libraries in the State, the Library offers several unique resources of interest to legal researchers including: an extensive set of self-help legal materials from publishers, such as Nolo Press, free access to the LexisNexis legal database, a comprehensive collection of Maryland case law, statutes and regulations, secondary source materials, such as the Maryland Law Encyclopedia.

Students
The staff of the library enjoys working with students at all levels. We have helped students from middle school to law school and every level in between. We can assist students using primary legal resources like state codes and reporters both in print and online, reading a citation and using and selecting secondary sources like ALRs, citators, digests, treatises, and form and practice books




Updated: June 23, 2008




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
lawlibrary@mdcourts.gov


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