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Maryland State Law Library
Member, Conference of Maryland Court Law Library Directors
Access: Open to the public
Staff: Yes, full time
Address: 361 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis MD 21401
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Holiday closures posted on Library website

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Allegany County Circuit Court Law Library
Access: Open to the public
Staff: No; court staff is available for basic assistance
Address: 30 Washington Street, Cumberland MD 21502
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (301) 777-5925
Fax: (301) 777-2055
Photocopies: Copies can be made in the Clerk’s Office for $.50 per page.
Computers: There is one public computer with internet access, word processing.
Parking: Metered parking on Washington Street
Security: All persons entering the courthouse must go through security, including attorneys and court personnel.

Anne Arundel County Public Law Library
Member, Conference of Maryland Court Law Library Directors
Access: Open to the public
Staff: Yes, full-time
Address: Anne Arundel Co. Circuit Court, P.O. Box 2395, 7 Church Circle, Annapolis MD 21404
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (410) 222-1387
Fax: (410) 268-9762
E-mail: lawlibrary@aacounty.org
Photocopies: Copiers are available; copy fees are $.20 per page
Computers: Computers with internet access and printers are available for public use. Printing costs $.20 per page after the first 5 pages.
Parking: Garages available
Security: Library patrons must pass through a metal detector at the security checkpoint

Baltimore County Circuit Court Law Library
Member, Conference of Maryland Court Law Library Directors
Access: Open to the public
Staff: Yes, full-time
Address: County Courts Building, 401 Bosley Avenue, Towson, MD 21204
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, open every other, call for availability
Phone: (410) 887-3086
Fax: (410) 887-4807
Photocopies: Copier available; copies are $.20 per page.
Computers: Computers with internet access and printers are available for public use. Printing costs $.20 per page.
Directions: Via GoogleMaps
Parking: There are both parking garages and parking meters nearby. The parking garages are 1-2 blocks away and costs $5 and up.
Security: Library patrons must pass through a metal detector and sign in with the guard at the front desk if it is after 4 p.m.

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Baltimore Bar Library
Member, Conference of Maryland Court Law Library Directors
Access: Open to the public; the library’s Hon. Harry A. Cole Self-Help Center, located adjacent to the library entrance, is also available for use by the general public.
Staff: Yes, full-time
Address: 100 N. Calvert St, Room 618, Mitchell Courthouse, Baltimore, MD 21202
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (except July and August closes at 6:00 p.m.)
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (except July and August closes at 1:00 p.m.)
Phone: (410) 727-0280
Fax: (410) 685-4791
Photocopies:
Computers:
Parking: Meters are located outside.
Security: Follows the same restrictions as a courthouse.

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Calvert County Law Library
Access: Open to the public
Staff: None
Address: 175 Main Street, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (410) 535-1600 ext. 2730
Fax: (410) 414-7096
Photocopies: Copier available; copies are $.25 per page.
Computers: The library has a computer and printer with word processing and public Westlaw access. Printing is $.10 per page. There is no public Internet access. Computers are NOT available on Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. due to clinic use.
Directions: Via Google Maps.
Parking: Public parking available.
Security: Library patrons must pass through a metal detector.

Catalog: Publications List

Caroline County Law Library
Access: Open to the public
Staff: None
Address: 109 Market Street, Denton, MD 21629
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (410) 479-2303
Fax: (410) 479-4063
Photocopies: Copier available
Computers: The library does not have computers or internet access.
Directions: Via Google Maps
Parking: There are both metered and free parking located on the street.
Security: Usual courthouse security.

Carroll County Circuit Court Law Library
Member, Conference of Maryland Court Law Library Directors
Access: Open to the public
Staff: Yes, available Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Address: Circuit Court for Carroll County, Law Library, 200 Willis Street, Westminster, MD 21157
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (410) 386-2672
Fax: (410) 751-5240
Email: lawlib@ccg.carr.org
Photocopies: Copier available, $.20 per page.
Computers: The library has computers available for public use (4 for legal research, 1 in the Self-Help Center), all with word processing and internet access. Westlaw is available. Printing is available for $.20 per page.
Directions: Via Google Maps; or see the library’s website
Parking: Free parking is available
Security: All visitors are required to pass through a metal detector. The Library is open to the public with photo i.d. during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Cecil County Circuit Court Law Library
Access: Not open to the public
Use of the library is restricted to attorneys and law students only and is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Paralegal studies and/or college students can obtain access to the library by appearing before the administrative judge and requesting permission.
Address: Cecil County Circuit Courthouse
129 E. Main Street, 2nd Floor, Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: (410) 996-5325
Fax: (410) 996-5120
Additional Info: In the courthouse, there is a public computer located outside the information desk on the first floor for public use which has access to the Peoples Law Library website.
Some legal reference materials are available at the Cecil County Public Library at 301 Newark Avenue, (410) 996-5600. You can find on-line help at the Peoples Law Library. In addition, there is a outreach site at the Buckworth Senior Center located at 214 North Street.This is a few blocks from the law library. Walk south on North Street, turn left on Main Street.
Parking: There is a parking lot with no cost.
Security: Library users must pass through a metal detector.

Charles County Public Law Library
Member, Conference of Maryland Court Law Library Directors
Access: Open to the public
Staff: Not currently available
Address: 200 Charles Street, P.O. Box 3060, La Plata, MD 20646
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (301) 932-3322
Fax: (310) 932-3324
E-mail: ricem@charlescountymd.gov
Photocopies: Copier available, $.20 per page
Computers: Computers with internet access and word processing are available. Printing fees are $.20 per page. Both Westlaw and Lexis are available.
Directions: Via Google Maps
Parking: Free parking lot available near the courthouse
Security: Library patrons must pass through a metal detector upon entering the courthouse.

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Dorchester County Law Library
Access: Open to the public
Staff: None
Address: 206 High Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (410) 228-6300
Fax: (410) 221-5003
Computers: No internet access; computer and printer available
Photocopies: Copier available for a fee
Directions: Via Google Maps
Parking: Street parking directly adjacent to the courthouse. Free parking nearby behind the County Office Building.
Security: Library visitors must pass through a metal detector before gaining entrance.

Frederick County Law Library
Access: Open to the Public
Staff: Staff is available for basic assistance from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Address: 100 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 :00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (301) 600-1993
Fax: (301) 600-2517
Computers: Internet, Westlaw; printer available, $.10 per page
Photocopies: Copier available, $.10 per page
Directions: Via Google Maps
Parking: Parking meters on the street; parking garage across the street from the courthouse
Security: Library patrons must pass through a metal detector before entering. No identification is required.

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Garrett County Law Library
Access: This library is not open to the general public. It is available on an “as needed” basis for attorney use between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Attorneys needing admission must report to the Circuit Court Chambers.
Address: Courthouse Room 107-B, 203 South 4th Street, Oakland, MD 21550
Phone: (301) 334-1934
Fax: (301) 334-5042
Computers: No internet access to online legal research materials.
Photocopies: No copier available.
Directions: Via Google Maps
Security: Maryland and/or Local Bar ID required.

Harford County Law Library
Access: Open to the public
Staff: Currently unavailable; see court staff for basic assistance.
Address: 20 West Courtland Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (410) 638-3467
Computers: Computers with Internet access for use only when the library is staffed; printer available for $.25 per page.
Photocopies: Copier available, $.25 per page.
Directions: Via Google Maps
Parking: Street metered parking on the street and a metered parking garage located nearby.
Security: Library patrons must pass through a metal detector before entering.

Howard County Public Law Library
Member, Conference of Maryland Court Law Library Directors
Access: Open to the public
Staff: Yes, full-time
Address: 8360 Court Avenue, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (410) 313-2135
Fax: (410) 313-3192
Email: howardcircuitinfo@mdcourts.gov
Computers: Four public access computers; Westlaw available to patrons.
Other legal resources can be found http://www.mdcourts.gov/circuit/howard
Directions: Via Google Maps
Parking: Free public parking located nearby.
Security: Library patrons must pass through a metal detector and show driver's license/ identification at security checkpoint.

Kent County Public Law Library
Access: Open to the public
Members of the general public who wish to access the Law Library must first contact the Judge's secretary at 410-778-7440. Access will be granted, provided that adequate courthouse staff is available.
Staff: None
Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Address: 103 North Cross Street, Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: (410) 778-7440
Fax: (410) 778-7412
Parking: Free parking available.
Security: Library patrons must pass through a security checkpoint at the courthouse.

Montgomery County Law Library
Member, Conference of Maryland Court Law Library Directors
Access: Open to the public
Staff: Yes, full-time
Address: 50 Maryland Ave Room # 326, Rockville, MD 20850
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Phone: (240) 777-9120
Fax: (240) 777-9126
Email: lawlib@mcccourt.com
Computers: The library has Internet access to Westlaw and Lexis (including Shepard's, Bender Publications), PACER and HeinOnline. Computer use is for legal research purposes only; time limits are imposed when patrons are waiting.
Wireless access to the internet is available to patrons who bring their own laptop computers.
Photocopies: Photocopies cost $.25 per page and fax copies are $.50 per page (cash or check only).
Directions: Directions via Google Maps
The library is on the third floor of the judicial center, room 326.
Parking: There is parking located on the streets around the courthouse and in parking garages located within a 2-block radius. The parking meters cost $1 per hour. There is also public transportation available through the subway (Redline, Rockville station) and Metro bus lines and Ride-On (Montgomery County) buses.
Security: Library patrons must pass through a metal detector upon entering and leaving the building. No identification is required.

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Prince George's County Law Library
Member, Conference of Maryland Court Law Library Directors
Access: Open to the public
Students must apply for a pass ($15 fee) each semester to gain access to the building after 4:30 p.m. Hours vary after 4:30 p.m. so call (301) 952-3438 for additional information.
Staff: Yes, full-time
Address: 14375 Main Street, Room M1400, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (301) 952-3438
Fax: (301) 952-2770
Computers: Computers with internet access available; wi-fi available for laptop access. Printer available $.25 per page.
Photocopies: Copier available, $.20 per page
Directions: Via Google Maps to the Law Library
Parking: Parking meters and a free shuttle from the Show Place Arena.
Security: Library patrons must pass through a metal detector to gain entrance. Identification is required.

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Queen Anne's County Law Library
Access: Open to the public
Staff: None
Address: Queen Anne's County Courthouse, 100 Courthouse Square, Centreville, MD 21617
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (410) 758-0216
Computers: Available with internet access to online legal research materials; printer available.
Photocopies: Copier available
Directions: Via Google Maps
Parking: Metered parking outside of the courthouse.
Security: Library patrons must pass through a security checkpoint at the courthouse.

Somerset County Law Library
Access: Open to the public
Staff: None
Address: 30512 Prince William Street, Princess Anne, MD 21853
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (410) 621-7581
Fax: (410) 621-7595
Computers: Library has computer with Westlaw Patron Access; printer available.
Photocopies: Copier available
Directions: Via Google Maps
Parking: Parking available on the street in front of the courthouse.
Security: Library patrons must pass through a metal detector before entering.

St. Mary's County Law Library
Access: Open to the public
Staff: Available irregularly
Address: 41605 Court House Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (301) 475-7844 x4165
Fax: (301) 475-4794
Computer: Available with internet access and Westlaw for public use; printer available free of charge.
Photocopies: Copier available, $.10 per page
Directions: Via Google Maps
Parking: Parking is free and is located on the street near the courthouse, in a lot on the east side of the courthouse behind buildings opposite the courthouse and is also located on East Park Avenue, 1 block from the courthouse.
Security: Identification is required to enter the courthouse except for the main entrance. All patrons must pass through a metal detector. Cell phones and other electronic devices are allowed, in accordance with the circuit court's policy on electronic devices which is posted in the lobby of the courthouse.

Talbot County Law Library
Access: Open to the public
Enter into the south wing of the Courthouse and ring the buzzer to Judge's Chambers to request access.
Staff: None
Address: 11 N. Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (410) 770-6801
Computers: Available with Internet access and Westlaw for public use.
Directions: Via Google Maps
Parking: On-street parking around the courthouse is free of charge with a 3-hour limit.
Security: Persons accessing the library with permission must identify themselves to court personnel and sign in.

Washington County Law Library
Access: Open to the public
Staff: None
Address: 95 W. Washington Street, Room 116, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (240) 313-2570
Fax: (240) 313-2541
Computers: Computer access is for attorneys only. A printer is available, $.10 per page.
An outreach site for public use is located in the Circuit Court Clerk's office just down the hall from the Law Library. The public library, located two blocks away, also has computers and internet access.
Photocopies: Copier available, $.10 per page
Directions: Via Google Maps
Parking: Approximately 1 1/2 blocks away on Potomac Avenue across from City Hall there is a 5 story parking garage with a $4.00 per day maximum fee. There is also street parking located on Potomac Avenue for 2 hours at $.25 per hour. Next to the District Court (behind the Circuit Court) on Antietam Street, there are two parking choices. To the left of the District Court there is a lot for $3.00 per hour. To the right of the District Court is public parking that costs $.50 per half hour and has a 3 hour limit.
Security: Library patrons must pass through a metal detector before entering.

Wicomico County Law Library
Access: This library is not open to the general public.
Use is restricted to members of the Wicomico County Bar Association and county employees only.
Address: P.O. Box 4074, Salisbury, MD 21803
Phone: (410) 749-6513

Worcester County Law Library
Access: Open to the public; Wheelchair users please use Washington Street entrance.
Staff: None, but court staff is available for basic assistance.
Address: 1 West Market Street, Courthouse Room 228, Snow Hill, MD 21863
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (410) 632-0600
Computers: The library has computers with internet access available for public use. A printer is available free of charge.
Photocopies: Copier available, $.25 per page
Directions: Via Google Maps
Parking: Free parking in the courthouse lot located on Washington Street
Security: Library patrons must pass through a metal detector before entering

Catalog : A list of the Library Collection is available, sorted by title.




Updated: July 7, 2014

Other Resources:

Peoples Law Library

University of Maryland School of Law Library and Catalog
in Baltimore

University of Baltimore Law School Library and Catalog
in Baltimore

Enoch Pratt Free Library
(State Library Resource Center) in Baltimore

U.S. Courts Library
in Baltimore

U.S. District Court
in Greenbelt

 




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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