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Library Resources
The library is home to an extensive collection of law books, dictionaries and thesauri, and handbooks of court rules and regulations.

The collection includes the following Massachusetts sources:
  • Massachusetts General Laws (online)
  • The Code of Massachusetts Regulations (online)
  • Massachusetts Practice series
  • Massachusetts Reports (to volume 409)
  • The Massachusetts Decisions Reported in the Northeast Reporter
  • West's Massachusetts Digest (through 2010)
  • Acts and Resolves of Massachusetts (through 2005) (online)
  • Access to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Federal sources include:
  • United States Supreme Court Reports Lawyer's Edition
  • U.S. Code annotated (online)
  • U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News
  • American Jurisprudence

Web Resources



  • FindLaw
    The world's leading provider of online legal information. From Thomson Reuters.
  • The Forum for Massachusetts Law
    Provides articles, member attorney listings, "submit a question" feature and general resources.
  • MassLegalHelp
    Provides practical information about legal rights.
  • Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries
    Seventeen public law libraries located across Massachusetts, dedicated to serving the bench, bar and public. Find information on laws, regulations, cases & more.
    Contact information and locations for Massachusetts courts, district attorneys, jails and prisons, police departments and sheriff's offices.

Legal Services

  • Free Legal Clinics - Norfolk County
    Dates for upcoming clinics at Quincy and Dedham District Courts.
  • Mass Legal Answers Online
    Low income Massachusetts residents can create an account on the secure website, then log in and post their legal questions. Volunteer lawyers answer the questions through the same website. This service is free, and all information is confidential.
  • Massachusetts Legal Resource Finder
    Users enter their town or zip code and income and select the issue they need help with - the search results include contact information for legal aid programs, government agencies and hotlines, court programs and links to online legal information.
  • Law Help Interactive
    Creates legal forms and documents for users based on a series of questions and answers used to tailor their documents. The forms are free of cost and created by nonprofit legal aid programs and courts.
    Provides referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, court forms, self-help information, court information, links to social service agencies, and more in your state.
  • Lawyer Directory from Martindale
    Browse lawyers & law firms by practice area, and read client/peer reivews.
  • Massachusetts Bar Association: Lawyer Referral Service
    Looking for assistance with a legal question? Use this service to find the right attorney to answer your questions and help resolve your legal problems.

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