About The Law Library


Origin and Purpose

The Volusia County Law Library was established in 1951 for the purpose of providing the resources necessary to meet the legal information needs of the legal community and the public (Laws of Florida, ch. 27946, 69-1706, 73-648.) The Law Library has branches in Daytona Beach, DeLand, and New Smyrna Beach; and legal research computers in the Deltona and Ormond Beach Public Libraries.

“The mission of the Volusia County Law Library is to provide the resources necessary to meet the legal information needs of the citizens of Volusia County, and to offer the highest level of reference services. The Law Library provides meaningful access to legal information resources and services and is an essential, effective and integral part of the community.”

Self Help Legal Materials

The Law Library staff can direct you to the resources that will help you with your legal information needs. The Law Library has self-help law materials in areas such as Family Law, Business Law, Bankruptcy Law, Probate Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, and other legal topics. The Law Library does not have blank forms for every legal action, however many forms and sample formats are available. The Law Library sells self-help Supreme Court Approved Family Law Forms, and other legal form samples/packets.

Services

The Daytona Beach and DeLand branches are staffed with reference librarians who can help you locate resources that address your legal research questions. Library materials are for reference only.

The Law Library maintains photocopy machines in the Daytona Beach and DeLand branches. Fax services are also available. The Law Library accepts cash, or credit cards via PayPal.

Education

The Law Library provides educational programs including seminars and instructional media. CLE credits are available for attorneys.

Electronic Resources

Computers are available for your legal research needs. The Law Library provides access to extensive Westlaw and many
other databases and electronic resources. You may also access legal resources from the internet on these computers.
Computer usage policies apply. The Law Library provides legal research computers in the Deltona, New Smyrna, and
Ormond Beach Public Libraries.

Resources & Services

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.