Law Library

Located in Room 1101 on the 1st floor of the Manatee County Judicial Center, the Law Library is a book-oriented, research library containing both Florida and Federal Laws. For pro se litigants (people filing their own cases without the aid of an attorney), there are some forms available in the Law Library for duplication. A coin-operated copy machine is provided for public use and charges 20¢ per page for copies. While the Law Library is staffed with a librarian, the law librarian cannot answer any legal questions or provide any legal assistance in any matter.

WestLaw is now available for library patrons. There is no charge for using WestLaw except to print, which is 25¢ per page.

Contact Law Library
Fax: 941-741-4085
Supervisor: James Murga
Supervisor Title: Law Librarian
Mailing Address
Attn: Law Library
P.O. Box 25400
Bradenton, FL 34206
Physical Address
1051 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205

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Law Library Frequently Asked Questions
1) Is there someone available to assist me in the Law Library?

The Law Librarian can assist patrons in using the library. The librarian can direct you to specific law or form books that may help you with the legal work you are trying to accomplish.

2) Can the Law Librarian give me legal advice?

No, the Law Librarian cannot answer questions or give opinions of what you should do.

3) Can the Law Librarian tell me what form I need?

No. The Law Librarian cannot do legal research for you. The Law Librarian can only direct you to specific law books or formbooks. The Law Librarian cannot tell you what format you'll need, help you fill out forms, or once you find the format you think you need, verify that it is correct.

4) If the Law Librarian can't help me, who can?

In doing legal work it is always best to get an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may wish to contact the following services:
Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. 941-746-6151
Legal Aid of Manasota 941-747-1628
Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service 1-800-342-8011

5) Can I make copies in the Law Library?

Yes, there is a coin-operated copier located in the law library. Please bring proper coin change with you. The charge is $ 0.20 cents per copy.