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  Maryland State Law Library
361 Rowe Blvd. Annapolis, MD. 21401
Phone: 410.260.1430 | Fax 410.260.1572
Public Hours: M,W,F 8AM - 4:30PM | Tu,Th 8AM - 9PM | Sat 9AM - 4PM


The Maryland State Law Library believes that libraries from all kinds of institutions play a noteworthy role in the provision of information services. Therefore, while most requests may be met at the local level, larger libraries, such as the State Law Library, may contain the materials to better respond to unique information requests. With a full-time and part-time team of twelve professionals and six paraprofessionals, the Library stands ready to help other librarians meet the information needs of their customers through both informal guidance and convenient services.

Librarians from many institutions may benefit directly from the following popular State Law Library services:

  • The easy-to-use document delivery, with the capability to pay by Visa or MasterCard for “rush” copying, including PDF scans via e-mail
  • Interlibrary lending via OCLC
  • Phone and email reference assistance
  • Remote Z39.50 access to the Library's catalog
  • Access to Maryland state agency publications in digital format via the library catalog

At the statewide leadership level, examples of the Library's contributions include the following:

  • Participation in the Conference of Maryland Court Librarians, including the creation of the Recommended Maryland Treatises List and sample management policies
  • Active involvement in providing training to public librarians throughout the State, such as through the Law Library Association of Maryland's Legal Research Institute
  • Management of the Maryland's Peoples Law Library website
  • Second-tier reference service for the AskUsNow live reference service
  • Attendance as a stakeholder at Maryland Advisory Council on Libraries summit meetings
  • Membership by statute in the State Publications Depository and Distribution Program
  • Document delivery service to incarcerated individuals via the Library Assistance to State Institutions (LASI) program of the Maryland State Department of Education

Nationally, the Library has offered its assistance to the library community in the following ways:

The Library is proud of its many contributions over the years to the greater community of librarians. To ask reference questions or to make other inquiries concerning services to libraries and librarians, please contact the Library's Reference Desk.