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FAMU Law Library: Orange County Law Library

FAMU College of Law

The Florida A&M University College of Law Library is also the public law library for Orange County, and houses Orange County's law collection. We are open seven days a week to provide access for attorneys and members of the public. 

More Ways to Contact Us

 Call the Circulation Desk  
(407) 254-3263

 Call the Reference Desk,
 (407) 254-3289

  Email us at
 famulawlibrary@gmail.com

  FAMU Law Library

 

  @FAMULawLibrary

 

Mailing Address: 201 Beggs Avenue Orlando FL 32801

Parking

The College of Law is not able to provide free parking. Parking is available at the garage by the Zora Neale Hurston State Buildings at 400 Robinson Street, Orlando FL 32801.

Special Topics

Members of the public are welcome to come in and use our resources for legal research purposes. We are happy to help guide you to appropriate research resources and show you how to do legal research. In order to avoid the unauthorized practice of law, we cannot choose which books or forms you need, tell you what a law means, or find cases or laws for you. 

Please note: most court forms are not fill-in-the-blank forms. They are guides to show you what your court document should look like. You will need to retype the form into a new document.

Useful Resources in the Library

  • Legal Forms: use these to format the document you want to file with the court - Reference desk
  • Federal and State Statutes: laws passed by Congress and the state legislatures - 2nd floor
  • Federal and State Cases: case decisions written by judges - 2nd floor
  • Legal Encyclopedias: tell you what the law is on a variety of topics - 2nd floor
  • Westlaw Public Access: database of federal and state cases, statutes, and regulations, available only on campus

Checking out books

The collection is open for use by anyone, however to insure that materials are always accessible, materials may not be checked out for outside use.

Computer usage

The computers on the first floor are available for public use. Usage is limited to two hours, one hour when there are others waiting to use them. Computers are for legal research only. Checking email, checking Facebook, surfing the web, etc. are not appropriate uses of the computers. If you are found using computers for purposes other than legal research, you will be asked to leave.

Printing and photocopying

Printing and photocopying are charged at 10 cents per page. The printer/copier takes change, $1, and $5 bills. The machine will not accept pennies. The library staff cannot provide change, as we may not handle cash.

To print, follow the instructions posted beside each computer.

Databases

All library patrons may access Westlaw Patron Access, a limited version of Westlaw. Other available databases include WK CHEETAH (formerly CCH Intelliconnect), HeinOnline, Fastcase, Florida Law Weekly, Gale Legal Forms Library, Congressional materials and legislative history, RIA Checkpoint, and numerous journals. The University main campus library provides access to dozens of databases including news services and historical newspapers; business, banking, and financial resources; LexisNexis Academic; and electronic books.

CLE Materials

The library has a limited number of CLE audio CDs. These may be checked out one at a time for a three-day period, which may be renewed once. To check out materials, please bring in the form below and a copy of your bar card.

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Library Hours

Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Sunday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Reference Service Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sunday 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Did You Know?

You can do a lot of legal research from the comfort of your own home! Check out our guide to Free Legal Research Resources for more information. Look up cases, statutes, and more!