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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.

What can we do to help:

  • Assist students using primary legal resources like state codes and reporters both in print and online
  • Teach you how to read a citation
  • Help with the use and selection of secondary sources like ALRs, citators, digests, treatises, and form and practice books
  • Help you find law review articles that are "on point"
  • Give an overview how to use sources like our catalog, Lexis and Index to Legal Periodicals
  • Give you a tour. We would be happy to take a few minutes and walk you around the library to show you what we have to offer
  • Provide you with a quiet space to work

What we have:

  • Multiple sets of annotated versions of the Maryland Code and Rules
  • Comprehensive collection of Maryland law related materials including all session laws, superseded codes and their pocket parts, reporters, and specialty treatise collections
  • Major law encyclopedias include: Corpus Juris Secundum (CJS), American Jurisprudence (Am Jur) and the Maryland Law Encyclopedia
  • Lots of copies of "Black's Dictionary" and a full set of "Words and Phrases"
  • A complete set of American Legal Reports (ALR's)
  • Two copy machines: cost 25 cents per page
  • Eight public computers with Internet access
  • Free online access to Lexis with access to codes and law from the 50 states and the Federal government

What we can't do:

  • Let you check books out
  • Actually "do" your homework
  • Provide free copies of materials

Updated: June 8, 2009

Key Resources:

Gateway to Maryland Law

Free Case Law Legal Research Web Sites

Recognizing and Reading Legal CitationsPDF File

Library Databases

Library Catalog

Public Computers

Map of the Interior of the Library

Other Maryland Public Law Libraries

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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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