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Government Documents

Maryland State Documents

Featured Sites

MD logo  - Maryland logo from government websitesThe main internet portal for the State of Maryland is: http://www.maryland.gov 
and the Code of Maryland Regulations is up to date at: http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar.

Who are your elected officials? http://mdelect.net/

The Maryland Constitution is here: http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/43const/html/const.html

 

News You Can Use

The Attorney General’s Office has many brochures online dealing with everything from Identity Theft to Nursing Homes to the Lemon Law. Check out their information at:
http://www.oag.state.md.us/publications.htm 

Want to know the real scoop on a State agency? Audit reports give you a summary of an agency’s mission and how well they’re performing. Try the “Search” button (above the current date) at:
http://www.ola.state.md.us 

 

Just for Kids

Maryland Kids’ Page
http://www.mdkidspage.org/

Department of Natural Resources Kids’ Page:
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/mydnr/

Maryland Judiciary Kids’ Page:
http://mdcourts.gov/kidspage/index.html

The State Publication Depository and Distribution Program (SPDDP)

Under this program, the Documents Unit receives 16 copies of selected State publications, distributes 14 copies to other depository libraries and keeps two copies for the Maryland Department. Many of these documents are listed in the on-line catalog, but some are kept in vertical files or subject areas. Please ask the library staff if you need assistance finding a particular publication.

The 14 copies are distributed to:

  • Frostburg UniversityMaryland state documents women outside
  • Library of Congress
  • Maryland Department of Legislative Services
  • Maryland State Archives
  • Maryland State Law Library
  • Salisbury University
  • Southern Maryland Regional Library
  • Towson University
  • University of Baltimore Library
  • University of Maryland: College Park, Eastern Shore and Baltimore County
  • Washington County Free Library

Contact Information

For questions about the State Publications Depository and Distribution Program please use our email form.
For access to State Documents contact below:

Maryland Department
Central Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: 410-396-5468
Fax: 410-396-9537
Email Form 

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