The primary purpose of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library is to support the teaching and research functions of the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, and other University System of Maryland researchers who need to use legal materials. During the workweek, the Library also welcomes visitors who need to use our library collection and databases for legal research purposes. Librarians are available to assist patrons with finding and using materials in the law library, but cannot give legal advice or answer questions concerning the interpretation of the law. See our general Guidelines for Visitor Services for more information. Due to license agreements, some databases are restricted to law school students and faculty. Many other databases are available to on-site library visitors. If you are in the library, please feel free to browse the list of databases. Although the full academic subscriptions to LexisNexis and to Westlaw are restricted to current students and faculty, a more limited version of Westlaw is available to on-site library visitors. Since the library provides this database for visitor use, it not subject to the same rigorous user agreements that Westlaw normally requires; however, there are some content limits placed on Westlaw in order to protect intellectual property rights. The majority of content is available for downloading and emailing, including cases, statutes and most Maryland analytical materials. However, there is a limit of 20 document email or downloads per user session, and a maximum limit of 250 documents per day from our library. A notification will appear when you have reached the limit. To ensure that the next patron does not quickly exceed the session limit, please remember to sign out of Westlaw when you are finished.