1. Reference Services:

The reference staff is available to direct you to materials in the collection which will assist you with your legal questions. The staff cannot answer legal questions, recommend legal actions or forms, assist in the completion of forms, interpret the law or recommend attorneys to assist you. We can provide limited instruction on how to use the various resources available in the library or at our public computer terminals.

Telephone inquiries are limited to those concerning the contents of the library collection.

2.Computer Assisted Legal Research:

A. Access is now available to the following databases from the library's public computers. Free access for first hour, print charges of $.25 per page apply.

* WESTLAW access to State and Federal primary law materials;
Keycite; Law reviews and journals; transactional forms and Florida
Jurisprudence forms (business & pleadings) and Florida Jury Verdict Reporter;

* LEXIS access to State and Federal primary law materials; Shepard's;

*HEIN-ON- LINE Internet Research access to Law Reviews and Legal Journals and the Federal Register;

*FLORIDA LAW WEEKLY Internet access to Florida Law Weekly; Florida Law Weekly Supplement and Florida Law Weekly Federal;

3. Word Processing Services:

The library provides one stand-alone public computer terminal dedicated to word processing functions. WordPerfect and Word will be available for public use. Charges of $5.00 per 30 minute session, and print charges of $.25 per page apply.

4. Public Computer Terminals:

There are four terminals in the Barad room ( Computer room ) in the library. They are available for public access to legal research databases as described above, e-mail and internet access are available for a small fee.

5. Copy Facilities:

Pursuant to Federal Copyright Law, it is understood that library material being copied will be used for research purposes only.
Self-serve copiers are available in the library. Copies are $.25 each, and may be paid for by cash, attorneys' check or copicard.

6. Reserve Materials:

Materials located at the front desk may be accessed in the library only, by providing a valid and current Florida Driver's license or Florida Identification card.

7. CLE Course Materials:

The library has purchased several CLE audio tape course materials for Continuing Legal Education credit for The Florida Bar. These materials are available for circulation on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The following fees apply:
Effective January 1, 2017, deposits shall be $100 cash only.
$ 25.00 - $ 50.00 per title (1 week)
$ 20.00 - $ 45.00 per title (members)
$ 3.00 per day late fee
Weekends are included when counting late days.
Late fees will automatically be deducted from the deposit.

8. Conference Room Rentals:

Conference rooms are available for rental at the rate of $ 20.00 per hour ($ 10.00 per hour for library members). Please call the library at 305-349-7548 for reservations.


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Miami-Dade County Law Library
73 West Flagler St. #321
Miami, FL 33130
Phone: 305-349-7548
Fax: 305-349-7552

8:15 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m.
Monday through
Friday except for Holidays