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History

The Library Company of the Baltimore Bar, better   known as the Bar Library, is located   on the sixth floor of the Clarence Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse.   Established in 1840 as a membership library   by   forty-four attorneys,   the Bar Library is one of the oldest dues   supported law libraries   in the country.   A combination of both the old and the new, the Bar Library   contains cases,   statutes and treatises   dating back hundreds   of years   as well   as an   extensive   collection   of CD   ROMs and   Internet subscriptions.   The showplace of the Courthouse, the Main Reading Room is thirty-five feet wide by one hundred and twenty-five feet long and is elegantly crowned with a   barrel vault ceiling.   A rich oak wainscot rises   to a height of fifteen feet   and extends entirely   around the room.   The woodwork of the shelves and wall paneling is lustrous English oak, trimmed with a classic carved border of rosettes, laurel and egg-and-dart embellishments.

The Story of The Library Company
of the Baltimore Bar - 1979
  (4 MB PDF)


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