Library and Information Services


What kinds of research resources are available to me?


This Library and Information Services staff provides reference, research, and information services to the General Assembly, its staff, and the public. The Library's collection includes all current and historical documents and materials relating to the legislative process, codes of all the states, and a wealth of other legal and general reference material. Among its many services, the Library maintains a newspaper clipping file from 1967 to date and performs computer searches of proposed legislation and legislative reports of other states, subject databases, the Annotated Code of Maryland, and the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).


Pursuant to State Government Article section 2-1246, the Library receives and preserves copies of all reports mandated by law to be sent to the General Assembly.  The Library periodically prepares a Maryland documents list of reports received and sends it to all members. 


Members and staff may borrow from the Library; photocopying is free and inter-library loan is available. The public may use the Library but may not borrow any materials.  Additionally, the public may make photocopies for a per-page fee.


Where:  Library and Information Services, Basement, Legislative Services Building, 90 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-946-5400 or 301-970-5400, Toll free in Maryland 1-800-492-7122 x5400.