Law Libraries

In Florida, law libraries that are open to the public and that have the legal materials that may be helpful can be found in many courthouses, in some local libraries, and in law school libraries.

While services vary among law libraries, many have computer workstations with internet access, online legal research databases, copy machines and printers available for your use. A few are self-service only with no librarian available.

Librarians can help find materials you may need, show you the basics of doing research, point you in the right direction, and provide a meaningful next step if you’re feeling confused.

But it’s also important to know that there are limits to what law librarians can help you do. They cannot give you legal advice or tell you how to complete your paperwork.

Alachua County Law Library
John A.H. Murphree Law Library
201 E. University Ave.
Rm. 413
Gainesville, FL 32601-3456


Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center at the University of Florida (open to the public)
SW 2nd Avenue & SW 25th Street (corner of)
College of Law Complex
Gainesville, FL
Phone: 352-273-0700

Bay County Law Library
Bay County Public Library
898 W. 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: 850-522-2100

Brevard County Law Library
A. Max Brewer Memorial Law Library
Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL  32940-8006
Telephone:  321-617-7295

Broward County Law Library
1800 Broward Cty Judicial Complex
201 SE 6th St.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-831-6226

Charlotte County Law Library (self-service)
Charlotte County Justice Center, Ground Floor
350 E Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: 941-637-2399

Duval County Law Library
501 W. Adams St., Room 2291
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-255-1150


Library of the U.S. Courts
300 North Hogan St.
Ste. 13-350
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Escambia County Law Library
M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building
190 Governmental Center
Pensacola, FL 32502-5773
Phone: 850-595-4468

Hernando County Law Library
Hernando County Judicial Center
20 North Main Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: 352-754-4402

Highlands County Law Library
P.O. Box 1926
Sebring, FL 33870

Hillsborough County – James J. Lunsford Law Library
James J. Lunsford Law Library
701 E. Twiggs St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-272-5818

Lee County Law Library
1700 Monroe St., 1st Floor
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 239-533-9195

Leon County
Florida Supreme Court Law Library
500 S. Duval St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1926
Phone: 850-488-8919

Manatee County Law Library
Manatee County Government Center
1051 Manatee Ave., W.,  1st Floor
Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-741-4090

Marion County Law Library
Wallace E. Sturgis, Jr, Memorial Law Library
110 NW First Ave.
Ocala, FL 34475-6601
Phone: 352-401-7841

Miami-Dade County Law Library
321 Dade County Courthouse
73 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33130
Phone: 305-349-7548

Okaloosa County Law Library
Okaloosa County Courthouse Extension
1940 Lewis Turner Blvd., Room 2-002
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547
Phone: 850-651-7256

Palm Beach County Law Library (Main)
Palm Beach County Courthouse, Room 1.2200
205 N. Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Palm Beach County Law Library (South)
North County Courthouse,
3188 PGA Blvd., Room 1426
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Pinellas County Law Library
Old Historic Courthouse
324 S. Ft. Harrison Ave.
Rm. 104
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727-464-3411

Polk County Law Library
3076 Polk County Courthouse
3rd Floor
255 N. Broadway Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: 863-534-4013

Santa Rosa County Law Library
6865 Caroline Street
2nd Floor, Room 218
Milton, FL 32570
Phone: 850-981-5597

Sarasota County Law Library
2002 Ringling Boulevard, 1st Floor
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: 941-861-8191

St. Lucie County Law Library
Rupert J. Smith Law Library
221 South Indian River Drive
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Phone: 772-462-2370

St. Lucie County Law Library – South County Branch
Rupert J. Smith Law Library
Located in the Paula A. Lewis Public Library
2950 SW Rosser Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34953
Phone: 772-871-6806

Seminole County Law Library
112 North Hood Ave.
Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: 407-665-4578

Volusia County Law Library
Volusia County Courthouse
101 North Alabama Avenue, Room B318
Deland, FL 32724
Phone: 386-822-5769


Volusia County Law Library
Courthouse Annex, Rm. 208
125 E. Orange Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: 386-257-6041