Maryland State Law Library Home Page
  Maryland State Law Library
361 Rowe Blvd. Annapolis, MD. 21401
Phone: 410.260.1430 | Fax 410.260.1572
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Maryland State Law Library Home Page

Key Resources:

Recommended Titles for the Core Collection, Preamble (rev. 9/2017) PDF File

Recommended Titles for the Core Collection - List (rev. 9/2017), including Maryland and Self-Help titlesPDF File

Research Tools

The State Law Library staff has developed a variety of useful internet links, collection guides and bibliographies to assist you in finding information both in the physical library and on the web. Additionally, the Library manages the People's Law Library web site, an award-winning resource providing easy-to-use, basic information about the law and access to legal services.

Gateway to Maryland Law

The library provides links to free Gateway to Maryland Law including:

  • Maryland Appellate Court Opinions
  • Maryland Code and Rules of Procedure
  • Maryland County & Municipal web sites
  • COMAR and the Maryland Register
Library Catalog

The library catalog includes all print materials available at the library as well as links to digital content. Some digital content is only available at the library but many sources are available free.


Legal databases are available to all patrons at the library. The library offers free access to LexisNexis collections of state codes and case law for all 50 states and the Federal government. The library also has databases to search for legal periodicals.

Journal and Law Review Portal

The library's Journal and Law Review Portal provides a quick way to check where a journal is available from the numerous library databases as well as our print collection.

Research Guides

The library offers research guides to assist with legal research. Guides are available on special topics, legal citations, legislative history and COMAR.