Maryland Courts

Harford County Public Law Library

 

The Harford County Public Law Library is located in the Circuit Court building and is open to the public Mondays – Fridays, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The Law Library is closed on court holidays.

The Harford County Public Law Library serves the law-related research and information needs of the judiciary and the public. The Law Library provides access to local, state and federal legal resources in a variety of formats, including traditional print and online resources. The Law Library is a non-circulating library.

Reference services include research and instruction in the choice and use of legal information resources.

Library Resources and Services

Court Forms - Text Collection

Included in the text collection are books that contain sample forms. These forms can be copied and then adapted by the patron to suit his or her situation.

Note: There are no ready made forms in the library that can be filled out for filing with the court.

Internet Legal Research

There are a variety of legal resources available on the Internet. The Law Library offers its visitors public access Internet terminals for legal research and writing purposes. We are pleased to provide on-site access to Westlaw for legal research, SASI-CALC for child support calculations and MS Word for writing purposes.

Westlaw is an online legal database that provides access to cases and statutes for all fifty states and a broad range of secondary sources, primarily Maryland law. SASI-CALC is an online Maryland child support calculator with up-to-date state law changes to determine child support as used by Courts.

Other Useful Links

Copy/Printing Fees

All printouts are 20 cents per page.

Users should be aware that the printing and downloading of certain material may be subject to the Copyright and related laws in Title 17 of the United States Code.

All photocopies are 20 cents per page. The Law Library accepts cash.

Legal Assistance Programs/Pro Bono Services

Lawyer in the Lobby - The Circuit Court for Harford County offers the Lawyer in the Lobby program where attorneys volunteer to provide free legal advice to self-represented litigants. At these clinics you can consult one-on-one with an attorney.  However, the attorneys will not represent you in court.

The Self Help Center is located on Level A.