Layon F. Robinson, II Law Library

Located in Room 1101 on the 1st floor of the Manatee County Judicial Center, the Layon F. Robinson, II 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 Layon F. Robinson, II Law Library
Supervisor: Elizabeth Summerall
Supervisor Title: Law Librarian
Mailing Address
Attn: Layon F. Robinson, II Law Library
P.O. Box 25400
Bradenton, FL 34206
Physical Address
1051 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205

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Layon F. Robinson, II Law Library Frequently Asked Questions
1) Where is the law library located?

The Layon F. Robinson, II Law Library is located on the first floor of the Manatee County Judicial Center.  To access the library, you will enter the Judicial Center and take the escalator to the 2nd floor, then take the elevators at the end of the hall to the 1st floor.

2) Is the law library open to the public?

Yes-all are welcome. 

3) What services are offered in the library?

The library has a collection of books and other materials to conduct legal research.  In addition, patrons have access to computers equipped with Westlaw, a legal research software.  There is also an extensive collection of frequently used pro se legal forms available for purchase.

4) Can the Law Librarian give advice or assist with forms?

No, the Law Librarian is not an attorney and cannot give legal advice or assist with forms.

In doing legal work it is always best to consult 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) What forms are available?

In the self-help station, patrons have access to forms such as Summary Administration, Unlawful Detainer, Residential Evictions, as well as numerous other pro se family law and general civil forms.

6) Is there public Wi-Fi?


7) Are there computers available for research?

Yes.  The computers have access to Westlaw, the Manatee County Public Records Hub and Manatee County Clerk's Website.

Computers cannot be used for personal use or for printing personal materials.

8) Can books be checked out of the library?

Books are not currently available for check out.

9) Is the librarian an attorney?