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The Okaloosa County Law Library was created in 1967 by a Special Act of the Florida Legislature (ch. 67-1787 Laws of Florida). It is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of judges, elected officials and private practice attorneys. Open to both the legal community and the general public, the Law Library provides access to the courts through a collection of legal materials in both print and electronic format. Library staff is available to assist patrons in using materials, but are not attorneys and may not give legal advice, do research or suggest specific forms.

Okaloosa County maintains two law libraries.

Locations and Hours:

Okaloosa Cty Courthouse Annex Extension
1940 Lewis Turner Blvd., Rm 2-002
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547
850-651-7256

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed everyday for Lunch
Newman C. Brackin Building
302 N. Wilson Street, Suite 304
Crestview, FL 32536
Staffed Every Other Wednesday
Please call 651-7256 to confirm
staffing schedule and hours.

Due to budget constraints, the library is either closed or open limited hours when staff is off or away from the office. Scheduled closings are posted in advance. Please call to confirm hours.

Circulation:

The Law Library maintains current Florida Statutes and Case Law in bound volumes. The Fort Walton location provides on-site access, free of charge, to numerous Westlaw Databases and Lexis Shepards on-line. The Okaloosa County Law Library is a reference library and materials may not be checked out or removed from the library facility. Coin operated copy machines are available in both locations and patrons may copy materials needed. Copies are .25 per page; the vend machine takes quarters, nickels, dimes and one dollar bills only. Please bring change as the library cannot break large bills.

CLE's:

The Law Library maintains a collection of Florida Bar CLE materials which may be checked out by members of the Bar Association.

The Law Library is not authorized to answer any legal questions, give legal advice, recommend legal forms or give lawyer referrals.

Deborah Angerman
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