Maryland State Law Library
The Maryland State Law Libraryis a court-related agency of the Maryland Judiciary and is open to the public. The Library serves the needs of Maryland's government and citizens by: building and preserving collections of legal information resources, promoting access to these collections, and creating educational opportunities that enhance the understanding of legal information.
The Library has embarked on a program to digitize those printed Maryland materials that are both fairly unique to the Library and frequently used by legal researchers. In order to provide Library users with a state-of-the-art online document repository, the Library launched its Digital Collections database in November 2008, using the PTFS Archivalware platform.
- Maryland Rules Committee Meeting Minutes & Agendas. Researchers now can search the full-text of more than 60 years of meeting materials to find mention of the adoption of specific rules.
- Maryland Task Force Reports. These reports are often helpful sources of information used to determine legislative intent.
- The Library has also added previously scanned copies of the Proceedings of the Maryland Judicial Conference. These reports, dating from 1947 to 1997, provide historical information on the work of the Judiciary.