Charles County Public Law Library

The Charles County Public Law Library is open to the public and staffed by a full-time law librarian. The law library is located in the basement of the Charles County Circuit Court 200 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. You can reach the law librarian at 301-932-3322 or



Skilled Research Assistance
Got a question, an issue, or a concern? The law librarian can provide you with legal information, tailored to your needs.

Free WestlawNext and Lexis
Library visitors can access robust versions of Westlaw and Lexis.
Remote database access is not available

Lots of Books and Forms
The Library has a substantial collection of forms and books including a comprehensive Maryland law collection.

Access to all Maryland electronic case filings

Library Facilities

Public computers

  • Internet access
  • Microsoft Office
  • SASI-Calc for child support calculations
  • Kaufman Alimony Guidelines for alimony calculations
  • Westlaw and Lexis
  • Lexis Advance


  • SSID Network: MdStateLawLibraryPublic
  • Password: MSLL0509

Copier & Scanner

  • First 10 copies are free, additional;copies are 20 cents per page
  • No fee for scanning


Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Talk to the Law Librarian

You can reach the Law Librarian at 301-932-3322 or at

Visit the Law Library

Charles County Circuit Court
200 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646.

Free parking is available behind the courthouse

For directions via Google Maps. Please note all visitors must pass through a metal detector upon entering the courthouse.

Annual Report

2017 Law Librarian Update

2018 Law Librarian Update