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Map of Library Interior
This map provides a graphic layout of the library and highlights the locations of its major collections.
The Maryland collection is quite comprehensive and includes resources of interest to the practitioner, as well as the self-representing litigant.
- Maryland Annotated Code, including superseded volumes
- Maryland Rules, including superseded volumes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-)
- Core Collection Recommended Titles: Maryland, General Legal, and Self-Help, listed by topic (rev. 2017) Preamble and Titles List
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.
- Historic English reporters
- Codes and reporters from 50 states
- Form books
- Major treatises
- Making of Modern Law online database
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.
Visitors to the State Law Library will find one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Maryland government publications in the State.
The Library has a growing collection of scanned Maryland materials, including Maryland Task Force Reports, Transactions of the Maryland State Bar Association, and Proceedings of the Maryland Judicial Conference.
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.
Library visitors will discover the gems of the Library's substantial holdings in its Special Collections Room.
- 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