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

Maryland State Law Library Home Page

Key resources:

Maryland Courts Self-Help Centers

The Courts Self-Help Centers are staffed by attorneys who can provide free limited legal advice.

Ask a Law Librarian

Email lawlibrary@mdcourts.gov
Most responses sent within one business day

888.216.8156 (tollfree in MD)
Library Hours

Self-Represented Litigants

The Maryland State Law Library, one of the largest public law libraries in the State, offers several unique resources of interest to legal researchers:

  • An extensive set of self-help legal materials from publishers, such as Nolo Press
  • Free access to the Westlaw legal database from Library computers. Westlaw is not available to users outside of the Library.
  • A comprehensive collection of Maryland case law, statutes and regulations
  • Secondary source materials, such as the Maryland Law Encyclopedia

Importantly, the Library also operates the Maryland People's Law Library website, which provides additional legal information in plain language. The State Law Library also works with its counterpart libraries in the Circuit Courts--note that some of these libraries may provide legal resources closer to your home.

The State Law Library offers reference assistance via e-mail and phone. This means that we can point you to books and databases that might be helpful to your search. However, the Library staff cannot provide you with legal advice, that is, apply the law to your specific circumstances. For details on how we can assist see our Guidelines for Legal Information Service to the Public.

The Library is open 8 am to 4:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 8 am to 9 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturdays. The Library's staff stands ready to assist you and looks forward to your visit.