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FAMU Law Library: Public

Library Hours for Public Patrons

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-9:00 PM

Saturday 1:00 PM-8:00 PM

Sunday 1:00 PM-6:00 PM

Reference service is only available until 7:00 PM on weekdays and 6:00 PM on Saturdays.

Checkout Policies

Court Forms: These are not fill-in-the-blank forms. These are guides to show you what your court document should look like. You will need to retype the form with your information. You may photocopy these forms, but the form books may not leave the library.

Checking out books: Attorneys may check out CLE materials overnight with a bar card and ID. Other public patrons may not check out any items.

Library Usage

Checking out books

Members of the public are not allowed to check out any books. Attorneys who have filled out an attorney borrowing form may check out CLE tapes and CDs for 24 hours.


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.

Public Services

What we CAN do for you:

Show you how to do legal research

Guide you to appropriate research resources

Provide access to copiers and computers for legal research purposes

What we CANNOT do for you:

Choose which books or forms you need

Tell you what a law means

Find cases or laws for you

Print or photocopy for you

Type for you or show you how to use a computer