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Frequently Asked Questions For Law Library

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We have a large database of FAQs so we have organized them by topic. For frequently asked questions related to a specific topic, select it from the list below.


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.
Can the Law Librarian give me legal advice?
No, the Law Librarian cannot answer questions or give opinions of what you should do.
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.
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
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.