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.
For an introduction to a variety of legal topics, including constitutional law issues such as free speech, you can visit the Law@Work LibGuide created by Dr. Matthew Kenny here.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday Closed
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed