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List of U.S. Patent & Trademark Depository Libraries by State:

Select A State:
Alabama | Alaska | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Illinois | Indiana | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Puerto Rico | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

This is the list of the 82 U.S. Patent Depository Libraries in the U.S. This list includes web page links that are deep-linked to the Patent Depository pages of each library, where possible, as well as the direct phone to the Patent Depository section.

Patent Depository libraries can provide you with one-on-one direct help with doing a preliminary patent search at the library. Please note that most Patent Depository Library libraries require that you schedule an appointment in advance.

Please note that there are a few states that do not have a Patent Depository Library. The list is updated as of October 2010.

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ALABAMA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Auburn Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Auburn University
[Updated 10/10]
(334) 844-1768
Birmingham Birmingham Public Library
[Updated 10/2010]
(205) 226-3690
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ALASKA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Anchorage Keith B. Mather Library, Geophysical Institute
[Updated 10/2010]
(907) 474-2636
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ARKANSAS

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Little RockArkansas State Library
[Updated 10/2010]
501-682-2053
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CALIFORNIA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Los Angeles Los Angeles Public Library
[Updated 10/2010]
(213) 228-7220
Riverside Orbach Science Library, University of California, Riverside
[Updated 10/2010]
(951) 827-3316
Sacramento California State Library Information Resources and Government Publications reading room of the California State Library, in Room 301 of the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building
[Updated 10/2010]
(916) 654-0261
San Diego San Diego Public Library - Science and Industry Section
[Updated 10/2010]
(619) 236-5813
San Francisco San Francisco Public Library- Brooks Walker Patent and Trademark Center, part of Government Information Center
[Updated 10/2010]
(415) 557-4500
Sunnyvale Sunnyvale Public Library, Patents and Trademarks
[Updated 10/2010]
(408) 730-7300
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COLORADO

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Denver Denver Public Library
[Updated 10/2010]
720-865-1363
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CONNECTICUT

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Fairfield Ryan-Matura Library, Sacred Heart University
[Updated 10/2010]
203-365-4818
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DELAWARE

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Newark University of Delaware Library, Reference Department Morris Library, Room 117F
[Updated 10/2010]
(302) 831-6230
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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Washington Founders Library, Howard University, Reference Room
[Updated 10/2010]
(202) 806-7252
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FLORIDA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Ft. LauderdaleBroward County Main Library
[Updated 10/2010]
(954) 357-7444
Miami Miami-Dade Public Library
[Updated 10/2010]
(305) 375-5231
Orlando University of Central Florida Libraries, Research and Information Desk is on the entry (2nd) floor
[Updated 10/2010]
(407) 823-2562
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GEORGIA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Atlanta Georgia Institute of Technology, Library and Information Center
[Updated 10/2010]
(404)385-7185
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HAWAII

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Honolulu Hawaii State Library
[Updated 10/2010]
(808) 586-3477
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ILLINOIS

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Chicago Chicago Public Library, Intellectual Property Resources

Harold Washington Library Center, Business, Science, and Technology Division
[Updated 10/2010]
(312) 747-4450
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INDIANA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Indianapolis Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library
[Updated 10/2010]
317 275-4100
West Lafayette Siegesmund Engineering Library, Purdue University
[Updated 10/2010]
(765) 494-2872
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KANSAS

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Wichita Ablah Library, Wichita State University
[Updated 10/2010]
(316) 978-5130
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KENTUCKY

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Louisville Louisville Free Public Library MIS2/Patent and Trademarks
[Updated 10/2010]
(502) 574-1617
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LOUISIANA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Baton Rouge Troy H. Middleton Library, Louisiana State University
[Updated 10/2010]
(225) 578-4680
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MAINE

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Orono Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, Science and Engineering Center
[Updated 10/2010]
(207) 581-1678
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MARYLAND

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Baltimore Engineering and Physical Sciences Library, University of Maryland
[Updated 10/2010]
(410) 837-4559
College Park Engineering and Physical Sciences Library, University of Maryland
[Updated 10/2010]
(301) 405-9152
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MASSACHUSETTS

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Amherst Physical Sciences and Engineering Library, University of Massachusetts 413 545-1370
Boston Boston Public Library 617 536-5400 Ext. 265
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MICHIGAN

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Ann Arbor Media Union Library, The University of Michigan734 647-5735
Big Rapids Abigail S. Timme Library, Ferris State University616 592-3602
Detroit Great Lakes Patent and Trademark Center, Detroit Public Library313 833-3379
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MINNESOTA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Minneapolis Minneapolis Public Library & Information Center612 630-6120
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MISSISSIPPI

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Jackson Mississippi Library Commission601 961-4111
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MISSOURI

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Kansas CityLinda Hall Library816 363-4600
St. Louis St. Louis Public Library314 241-2288, Ext. 390
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MONTANA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
ButteMontana Tech of the University of Montana Library406 496-4281
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NEBRASKA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Lincoln Engineering Library, Nebraska Hall, 2nd Floor West 402 472-3411
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NEVADA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Reno University Library, University of Nevada-Reno 775 784-6500, Ext. 257
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NEW HAMPSHIRE

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Concord New Hampshire State Library 603 271-2239
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NEW JERSEY

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Newark Newark Public Library 973 733-7779
Piscataway Library of Science and Medicine, Rutgers University 732 445-2895
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NEW MEXICO

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Albuquerque Centennial Science and Engineering Library, The University of New Mexico 505 277-4412
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NEW YORK

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Albany New York State Library, Science, Industry and Business Library518 474-5355
BuffaloBuffalo and Erie County Public Library 716 858-7101
New York Science, Industry and Business Library212 592-7000
Stony Brook Engineering Library, State University of New York516 632-7148
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NORTH CAROLINA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Raleigh D. H. Hill Library, North Carolina State University919 515-2935
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NORTH DAKOTA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Grand Forks Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota701 777-4888
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OHIO

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Akron Akron-Summit County Public Library330 643-9075
Cincinnati The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County513 369-6971
ClevelandCleveland Public Library216 623-2870
Columbus Ohio State University Libraries614 292-6175
Toledo Toledo/Lucas County Public Library419 259-5212
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OKLAHOMA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Stillwater: Oklahoma State University 405 744-7086
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OREGON

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Portland Paul L. Boley Law Library, Lewis & Clark College 503 768-6786
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PENNSYLVANIA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Philadelphia The Free Library of Philadelphia 215 686-5331
Pittsburgh The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, References Services
[Updated 10/2010]
(412) 622-3114
University ParkPattee Library - C207, Pennsylvania State University814 865-4861
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PUERTO RICO

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Mayagüez General Library, University of Puerto Rico787 832-4040, ext. 2022
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RHODE ISLAND

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Providence Providence Public Library401 455-8027
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SOUTH CAROLINA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Clemson R. M. Cooper Library, Clemson University864 656-3024
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SOUTH DAKOTA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Rapid City Devereaux Library, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology605 394-1275
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TENNESSEE

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Memphis Memphis & Shelby County Public Library, and Information Center901 725-8877
Nashville Stevenson Science and Engineering Library, Vanderbilt University615 322-2717
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TEXAS

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Austin McKinney Engineering Library, The University of Texas at Austin512 495-4500
College Station Sterling C. Evans Library, Texas A&M University 409 845-5745
Dallas Dallas Public Library 214 670-1468
Houston Fondren Library, Rice University713-348-5483
Houston Texas A & M University’s Tip2 (Texas Intellectual Property Partnership)979-458-1819
Lubbock Texas Tech University806 742-2282
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UTAH

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Salt Lake City Marriott Library, University of Utah801 581-8394
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VERMONT

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Burlington Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont802-656-2542
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VIRGINIA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Richmond James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University804 828-1104
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WASHINGTON

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Seattle Engineering Library, University of Washington 206 543-0740
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WEST VIRGINIA

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Morgantown Evansdale Library, West Virginia University
[Updated 10/2010]
(304) 293-9758
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WISCONSIN

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Madison Kurt F. Wendt Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison608 262-6845
Milwaukee Milwaukee Public Library414 286-3051
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WYOMING

CityLibrary Web SiteTelephone
Cheyenne Wyoming State Library
[Updated 10/2010]
(307) 777-7281
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Data Source: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office




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