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


Maryland State Law Library Home Page

Key Resources:

New Publications
A listing of new books and materials recently acquired by the library.

Library Catalog
Search the full collection of the library including all print sources as well as many materials that are available online in a variety of digital formats.

Databases
Review the extensive list of databases available for use in the library.

Map of Library Interior
This map provides a graphic layout of the library and highlights the locations of its major collections.

MSLL Collections

Maryland Law

The Maryland collection is quite comprehensive and includes resources of interest to the practitioner, as well as the self-representing litigant.

Highlights

  • Maryland Annotated Code, including superseded volumes
  • Maryland Rules, including superseded volumes
  • Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)
  • Maryland Register
  • Unreported appellate opinions (microfilm)
  • Maryland Reports and Maryland Appellate Reports
  • Briefs (from reported opinions, starting from 1980)
  • Major Maryland treatises
  • Bill Files (1975-)
  • Recommended Maryland TreatisesPDF File
  • Recommended General Treatises
Anglo-American Law

The State Law Library can claim one of the largest Anglo-American legal collections in Maryland, possessing a comprehensive array of both primary and secondary legal resources.

Highlights

  • Historic English reporters
  • Codes and reporters from 50 states
  • Form books
  • Major treatises
  • Making of Modern Law online database
Maryland Task Force Reports

The Library's array of Maryland legislative task force and commission reports is a unique subset of its collection of state government publications. These task force reports merit special mention, however, because of their special place in the legislative history research process.

Maryland State Publications

Visitors to the State Law Library will find one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Maryland government publications in the State.

Digital Collections

The Library its collection of Maryland Task Force Reports, Transactions of the Maryland State Bar Association, and Proceedings of the Maryland Judicial Conference. It also has a growing collection of ebooks.

Federal Documents

The Library acquires and retains legally-oriented publications from the Government Printing Office, such as the Code of Federal Regulations, the Congressional Record, Department of Justice materials and Congressional hearing testimony.

Special Collections

Library visitors will discover the gems of the Library's substantial holdings in its Special Collections Room.

Highlights

  • John James Audubon's "Birds of America"
  • Acts of Congress, 1789-1791, signed by then-Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson
  • History of the Indian Tribes of North America, by Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall, 1837