Law Library

The Palm Beach County Law Library serves the legal and law-related informational needs of Palm Beach County. The Law Library provides an access point for equal justice under the Law to Palm Beach County residents, judges, attorneys, students, local government officials, and pro-se patrons. It provides legal reference and referral services within the guidelines of Florida Statue 454.23.

The following services are provided at each Law Library location:

  • Reference Services- updated legal resources to assist patrons with their legal questions
  • Westlaw access for the public, judiciary, law clerks, and staff
  • Word processing computers available to the public at no charge
  • Copies, fax service, and stamped envelopes
  • Courtroom Equipment Rental
  • Continuing legal education (CLE) rentals for lawyers and legal staff

Please Note:

The Law Library staff can direct you to the resources that may help you with your legal information needs. Staff is not authorized to answer legal questions, give legal advice, or recommend or assist in the preparation of forms.

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Announcements

All law library locations are temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

Law library staff are still available by phone or email at all law library locations  See hours/locations below for our contact information at each location.  Email CAD-LAWLIBRARY@pbcgov.org to ask a question via email.

For research needs, please scroll down and see our "Research Help" links to search for information online.  While the law library is closed to the public, you can now send an email to CAD-LAWLIBRARY@pbcgov.org to request a temporary login to search and use Westlaw remotely.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


New CLE Rental Prices

As of February 3rd, the CLE rental prices available in the law library will be charged according to the number of credit hours as follows:

  • Less than 5 credit hours: $20;
  • 5-10 credit hours: $40;
  • Greater than 10 credit hours: $60.

CLEs are available for members of the Florida Bar.  Current list of CLEs available.


LexisNexis Digital Library

Digital Library Logo The law library now has access to a digital library, which includes a collection of eBooks that can be read online. Click on the link to access the digital library and sign in as a guest. Note: you must be located in one of our law library locations to access these eBooks

LexisNexis Digital Library Flyer


Credit Cards Now Accepted

All law library locations now accept Visa and MasterCard as payment for services.  You can now use your credit or debit card to pay for services such as faxes, stamped envelopes, civil exhibit labels, CLE rentals, purchase forms/packets, and more.

Attorney Membership

Attorneys can support the law library through our attorney membership program. Member benefits include discounts on services and more, which in turn supports the law library to continue providing updated legal information available to the public. More information on becoming an attorney member can be found below.

pdf Palm Beach County Law Library's Current List of CLE for Rent
pdf icon Benefits of Becoming an Attorney Member of the Palm Beach County Law Library
pdf Attorney Member Application
pdf Books Attorney Members can check out (not a complete list)

Hours & Locations

Hours

Main Library Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

South County Branch Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

North County Branch Hours:
Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Closed Fridays

Note: The Law library follows the court holiday schedule, which is found here.

Locations

Judge Daniel T.K. Hurley Courthouse
205 N. Dixie Highway
Room 1.2200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-355-2928

South County Courthouse
200 W. Atlantic Avenue
Room 2E-205
Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-274-1440

North County Courthouse
3188 PGA Boulevard
Room 1426
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
561-624-6553


Please Note:
The Law Library staff can direct you to the resources that may help you with your legal information needs. Staff is not authorized to answer legal questions, give legal advice, or recommend or assist in the preparation of forms.

Joseph Crisco
Law Library Manager