Services Offered at the Law Library

Research Assistance

Staff can help you locate legal research materials, pinpoint decisions, and find forms, but cannot offer legal advice.

Limited assistance is available over the phone at 240-777-9120 or via email at

Stacks are open, but materials cannot be checked out.

Tech Tools

Use computers
  • Free public access to legal databases, the Internet, and word processing
    • Westlaw
    • Lexis
    • HeinOnline
    • PACER
    • BloombergBNA
    • Kaufman’s Alimony Guidelines
  • Free WiFi is available throughout the courthouse
  • No USB drives are permitted to be used in the Law Library's computers
Printing, copying, and faxing
  • B/W copies/prints are 25¢/page
  • Color copies/prints are 50¢/page
  • Scans and incoming/outgoing faxes are 50¢/page

Conference Rooms

Conference rooms are available to reserve at no cost from 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Call 240-777-9120 or e-mail us at to reserve rooms. Have the following information ready:

  • Your last name
  • Amount of time needed
  • Number of people in meeting

Please note that the following guidelines apply to room usage:
  • Anyone may book a meeting room free of charge, for active use and legal purposes only.
  • Meeting rooms must always be booked with a librarian. Empty rooms are not available.
  • No food is allowed in the rooms. Covered drinks are permitted.
  • Meeting rooms must be vacated by 5pm. Please include setup and decamp time in your booking.
  • Check conference room schedule upon arrival. In rare cases when room assignments are changed, librarians will make every effort to accommodate your party size in a comparable room.
  • You may use cellphones in closed rooms. Refrain from using your cellphone and/or having loud conversations in the hallway and reading room.
  • Room reservations will be held for 30 minutes. If notice of a late arrival has not been given, the reservation will be canceled.
  • Reservations can be made up to a month ahead of time, for no longer than one consecutive week, space allowing.
  • Librarians cannot assist meeting rooms occupants with technology.
  • If persons or parties fail to follow these guidelines and/or are disruptive, their room privileges may be revoked. The attorney or mediator in charge of the booking is responsible for their party’s behavior.

Notary Public

Montgomery County notaries are available in the library.

  • Bring your government-issued photo ID
  • Do not sign your documents prior to your arrival
  • Bring along your own witnesses, if necessary
  • If you have multiple documents, ask about the document limit

Training Opportunities

Circuit Court librarians give one-on-one instruction on researching legal topics, accessing databases such as Lexis and Westlaw, and preparing legislative histories.

We also organize group instruction sessions taught by database vendors and host continuing legal education (CLE) classes sponsored the Maryland State Bar Association. Watch the Law Library Newsroom page for upcoming training sessions.

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