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Anne Arundel County Public Law Library

Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
Suite 303
8 Church Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-222-1387
Fax: 410-268-9762
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Library hours of operation: Open to the public Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Mission Statement

The Anne Arundel County Public Law Library serves the needs of Anne Arundel County’s court, attorneys, government and citizens by providing access to legal information resources; promoting access to these resources;  creating educational opportunities that enhance the understanding of legal information; and providing access to programs providing legal advice to the public.

Reference Policy for Service to the Non-Lawyer

Law Librarians can assist the non-lawyer patron by providing access to the collection and the library's online resources. This includes assistance in the use and finding of legal information but does not allow for the interpretation of these materials or ascertaining their relevance to the patron's particular case.

Telephone, email or fax reference service is limited to referrals and/or suggestions of sources.

Library Resources and Services

MARYLAND COLLECTION:  Includes cases, the Maryland Code, Maryland Rules of Procedure, the Maryland Law Encyclopedia and a collection of texts on Maryland Law.

AUDIO COLLECTION:  MICPEL continuing legal education books that are accompanied by audiotapes or CDs are labeled. Titles with audio can be found in the catalog by searching with the keyword: audio. The audio collection is shelved separately.

UNITED STATES COLLECTION:  Includes the United States Code, federal and regional reporters, legal encyclopedias and law texts.

DO-IT-YOURSELF COLLECTION: The library has a collection of books written specifically for the non-attorney litigant. A list of these titles is available at the information desk or can be accessed using the library catalog by searching with the keyword: self-help.

FORMBOOK COLLECTION:  Included in the text collection and on reserve are books that contain sample forms. These forms can be copied and then adapted by the user to suit the user's situation. Many of the formbooks provide the forms in word processing format that can be accessed in the library for printing or downloading. There are no ready made forms in the library that can be filled out for filing with the court.

There is a $ .25 per page charge after the first five pages of printing.

Users should be aware that the printing and downloading of certain material may be subject to the United States Copyright Law. (17 U.S.C.)