The law library has opened for limited access.  Please read our temporary operating procedures ahead of your visit.  Call 772-462-2370 for more information.

St. Lucie Clerk hosts free webinar on small claims court Oct. 29
  Registration in advance at is required.


The Rupert J. Smith Law Library of St. Lucie County strives to provide equal access to the courts through a strong collection of legal materials in print and electronic format to better serve all of the residents, bar and judiciary of St. Lucie County.  The library staff endeavors to assist all patrons in using the collection effectively.

Legal Clincs

Our Legal Clinics, designed to assist the Public, will continue both by telephone and in person.  We know our patrons need assistance now more than ever and our volunteer attorneys are stepping up to help.  Please call the library at 772-462-2370 schedule your appointment. 

In conjunction with the St. Lucie County Clerk of the Circuit Court and the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, the Friends of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library Public Legal Education Committee is pleased to announce the development of educational videos for our patrons. Each of these videos presents information on a specific legal topic, designed to help you navigate through the legal process.


Current topics include:

 Public Legal Education Videos
CLE Lending Library

The library offers the loan of Florida Bar CLE recordings on CD-ROM via mail.  You are only responsible for return postage.  Click here to see a list of available programs.  There are often wait lists for these programs so please request them early.

Conference Rooms

Conference rooms are available for reservation in both the Main Branch downtown and the South County Branch in the Paul A. Lewis Public Library.

Live CLE Programs

We are unable to offer live CLE presentations at this time.

Locations and Hours

Main Library:
Located in the St. Lucie County Courthouse
221 South Indian River Drive 

Fort Pierce, Florida 34950 
(772) 462-2370 


Monday through Thursday 9:00 - 5:00

Friday 9:00 - 4:30

South County Branch:

Located in the Paula A. Lewis Public Library
2950 SW Rosser Blvd
Port St Lucie, FL 34953
(772) 871-6806


Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

St. Lucie West Branch (unstaffed):

Located in the South County Annex

250 Northwest Country Club Drive 

Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986

Monday through Friday 8:30-5:00 (unstaffed)

In The News

Read about programs at the library in the latest Library Newsletter: October

Board of Trustees

Next Board Meeting: 

November 6 - 2:00 PM
Call  (772) 462-2370 for online meeting information.

The Friends of Rupert J. Smith Law Library of St. Lucie County was organized in order to promote, aid, develop, and encourage the use of our public law library. 

Next Meeting: November 19 at 12:00 noon 

Call  (772) 462-2370 for online meeting information.

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Email:      Downtown: (772) 462-2370      South: (772) 871-6806