The Maryland State Law Library participates in Interlibrary Loan Services (ILL) a cooperative service among libraries that allows us to acquire and lend materials to other libraries. The loan period is usually 3-4 weeks. Depending on the delivery method, ILL requests can arrive anywhere from a few days to a week or more. Articles usually arrive within a few days. Renewals are usually possible. Most requests are processed within 24 hours, If you submit a large number of requests on a single day, they may not all be sent out on the same day.
Any fees associated with the ILL request are the responsibility of the customer making the request with the exception of judiciary employees.
Requests from libraries may be sent via OCLC, mail, email, or fax. We also accept (ALA) Interlibrary Loan request forms.
Materials we lend
Materials we do not lend
We will refuse requests for photocopies that the library considers to be in violation of copyright law. A copy of the copyright notice from photocopied material will display the following warning with every photocopy provided: "Notice: This material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code)."
The requesting library is responsible for any material loaned by the Maryland State Law Library that is either lost or damaged. The requesting library is responsible for replacement costs.
Updated: November 24, 2015
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
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