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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

Legal Reference: Overview

Record training webinars, information on the Social Law Library proprietary databases for use by Massachusetts Public Libraries, and related materials.

A Legal Reference and Referral Partnership

Massachusetts Courthouse, including Trial Court Law Libraries and Court Service Centers, as well as the Social Law Library, are closed to the public due to COVID-19.

MBLC has partnered with the Social Law Library, the Massachusetts Trial Courts, including the Trial Court Law Libraries and Court Service Centers, to provide legal reference continuing education to librarians. This partnership has also drawn on help from the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission and the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute.

Our goal is to provide public librarians with the tools they need to help patrons find legal assistance, prepare themselves for court appearances, including completing court forms, locate legal reference materials in print and online, and understand the availability of lawyer referral services..

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Upcoming Webinars

There are no upcoming webinars scheduled at this time (4/27/23)

Webinars are advertised on the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners' mailing lists (allregions and the public library directors announcement lists) approximately one month before the event.  Events are also listed on the MBLC calendar.

Past Webinars

Social Law Library Databases

If you need to find out your password, please contact and provide your name, position and library affiliation.

This website, and other programs of the MBLC, is funded in part with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership, and a lifetime of learning.