Maine law libraries open to the public

Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library

Address43 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0043
ContactPhone: (207) 287-1600 / (207) 287-6431 (TTY)
Hours8 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday
Irregular night and weekend hours when the House or Senate is in session.
Closed all state and federal holidays.
ParkingPublic parking is available behind the Cross Office Building or in the parking garage on the corner of Capitol and Sewell Streets. Parking can be more difficult during the Legislative Session.
DirectionsThe Library is located in the State House on the corners of Capitol and State Streets in Augusta. The west entrance, facing the Cross Office Building, is open to the public, and the Library is on the 2nd floor.
AccessibilityHandicapped parking spaces are located between the State House and the Cross Office Building and on the Capitol Street side of the west entrance. From the lower parking spaces, enter the Cross Office Building, take an elevator down one floor, and use the connector to the State House.
SecuritySecurity procedures in place for all visitors to the State House. Maine Capitol Police are conducting entry screening, similar to airport screening procedures, of all visitors to the Maine State House.

Donald L. Garbrecht Law Library

AddressUniversity of Maine School of Law
Donald L. Garbrecht Law Library
300 Fore St. Portland, ME 04101
HoursThe Library is open to the public by appointment only. Detailed information is available at
The Library is closed on weekends and holidays.
ParkingLimited on street parking and a few meters in the lot by the school.
Resources AvailablePatrons should email for details on resources that may be available.
ReferenceReference is available 8-4:30 for all patrons.
DirectionsExit I-295 at Exit 6B in Portland onto Forest Avenue (N).
Turn left at 2nd set of lights (Oakhurst Dairy on left).
At the traffic circle you will be facing the Law Library will be on your left.
(The white, round building across the street.)

The Nathan & Henry B. Cleaves Law Library

Address142 Federal Street, Portland, ME 04101
ContactPhone (207) 773-9712
HoursHours for the public are 9 to 4, Monday to Friday, generally, but depend on staffing.
SecurityThere is security at the public entrance and you will have to go through a metal detector.
ResourcesThe reference librarian only accepts requests via email: The library does not charge for any documents we send by email.
ParkingParking is available at meters on the streets around the courthouse. There's also a parking garage.

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