About the Fourth Circuit Library


The Fourth Circuit Library system is a trusted and dedicated resource that comprehensively and efficiently supports the information needs of the Federal Judiciary by conducting and assisting with research, organizing and delivering training, managing and allocating resources, and promoting and preserving the Fourth Circuit's unique history.

The  Library supports over 180 circuit, district, magistrate, and bankruptcy judges; and over 2,000 personnel within these courts in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. In addition to serving the federal courts, we provide limited services to federal agencies, state and local courts, and members of the bar.

Library Locations

Certain locations are open to the public. Please call any individual library for more information.

Lewis F. Powell U.S. Courthouse  
1000 East Main Street, 1st Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219 
(804) 916-2319
Charles R. Jonas Federal Building
401 West Trade Street, 8th Floor
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
(980) 378-5775
Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse 
401 Courthouse Square, 1st Floor 
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-5718 
(703) 299-3300 
Walter E. Hoffman U.S. Courthouse 
600 Granby Street, Room 319 
Norfolk, Virginia 23510 
(757) 222-7044 
Edward A. Garmatz U.S. Courthouse 
101 West Lombard Street, Room 3625 
Baltimore, Maryland 21201 
(410) 962-0997 
Terry Sanford U.S. Courthouse 
310 New Bern Avenue, Room 776  
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 
(919) 645-1798

Links to Government Resources

  • Understanding the Federal Courts
  • United States Courts:  court rules; policies and procedures; statistics; forms; fees; court records; resources for teachers, students, the media, jurors, legal professionals, researchers, and the government; court news; PACER information
  • Federal Digital System: U.S. Courts Opinions; Congressional and Presidential documents; Federal Register; U.S. Code; Code of Federal Regulations; and more in an official, authenticated system
  • Federal Judicial Center:  judicial biographies; court histories; and other court educational materials
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