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.
Other InformationFloorplan:


Donald L. Garbrecht Law Library

AddressUniversity of Maine School of Law
Donald L. Garbrecht Law Library
246 Deering Ave, Portland, ME 04102
Contactph 207.780.4829 fax 207.780.4639
ParkingLimited on street parking and a few meters in the lot by the school.
Resources AvailableLexisNexis public access, other databases such as HeinOnline, BloombergBNA available to the public when they are in the building.
ReferenceReference is available 8-4:30 for all patrons.
Borrowing Policies to PublicGeneral Treatises -- 4 WEEK LOAN with additional renewals
All other materials must be used in the library.
Members of the community must obtain a library card before borrowing any library materials.
Open to public these hours:As a general rule, Monday through Friday 8am - 6pm and closed all weekends and holidays. Library hours are subject to change, call 207.780.4817 for updates.
DirectionsUM Law School Library
246 Deering Avenue
From North or SouthExit I-295 at Exit 6B in Portland onto Forest Avenue (N).
Turn left at 2nd set of lights (Oakhurst Dairy on left).
At the next set of lights you will be facing the Law Library
(the white, round building across the street on your left)
The library stacks are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors

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.
RequestsThe reference librarian only accepts requests via email: The library does not charge for any documents we send by email.

Reference assistance is free.
SecurityThere is security at the public entrance and you will have to go through a metal detector.
ResourcesThere is public access to Westlaw (time of session may be limited due to demand) Printing is $ .25 per page. There is staff only access to Lexis and BloombergLaw.

WiFi is available. Ask at reference desk for a password.

There are vending machines in the basement and on the second floor.
LendingBorrowing hardcopy titles is limited to library members only. Only lawyers licensed in Maine qualify for membership.
ParkingParking is available at meters on the streets around the courthouse. There's also a parking garage which charges:
Mon-Fri 7am-9pm
Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 9am-5pm
30 Mins -- $ 1.25
Max -- $ 18.00
Month -- $120.00

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