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COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

The County is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for County operations and services.

Law Library

Current Status: Open Regular Hours

The Law Library and Self-Help Center has resumed normal operating hours. We are limiting the number of patrons in the facility at any given time. Please call for further information. Thank you for your patience.

Online Resources

Limited legal research materials are available, including the self-help page and Guidelines for Custody-Sharing During the Pandemic (PDF). Visit the COVID-19 Resource Center for help with civil matters during the pandemic.

County Courts Building, Second Floor
401 Bosley Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Library and Civil Self-Help
Phone: 410-887-3086
Email: baltcocivilselfhelp@mdcourts.gov

Family Law Self-Help
Phone: 410-887-3446
Email (preferred): baltcoselfhelp@mdcourts.gov

Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Law Library is closed on weekends and Court holidays.

Collections

Audio/Visual Equipment

Non-Military Affidavit

When submitting default requests or petitions to the Court, Federal law requires submitting a Certificate of Active Duty Status along with the request. The Federal website requires the birthdate or Social Security number of the non-responsive party to generate the certificate. Also include the first name in the search form. It is not required for the search, but it is required by this Court for the certificate or affidavit to be accepted.

Download a Request for Order of Default (PDF) form from the Maryland Courts website.

Library Rules

  • All patrons are required to sign-in at the front desk.
  • Food and drinks should be in sealed containers.
  • Patrons must refrain from loud or excessive talking or otherwise disturbing other people.
  • Books may not be taken from the library.
  • Cellular phone use is permitted as long as that use does not disturb other people.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Copy machines and computers are turned off 10 minutes before closing.
  • Student Use Policy
 
Revised April 26, 2021         

 

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