Mission

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.

We are happy to answer requests by email or phone.  Email staff@rjslawlibrary.net or call 772-462-2370 for more information.

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Highlights
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Many hearings are now be held by Zoom - an online audio and web conferencing platform.  In order to help our patrons navigate this conferencing tool,   RJS Board of Trustees Member Jim Wilder and University of Florida Community Resource Agent Carol Roberts have put together a helpful instructional video on using Zoom. Many thanks to Mr. Wilder and Ms. Roberts!  Please contact the library if you'd like to reserve the library conference room for an upcoming trial.

 Public Legal Education Videos

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:

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.

Take a look at the most recent edition of Friendly Passages, a magazine from the Friends of Rupert J Smith Law Library.

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Locations and Hours

Main Library:

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

Fort Pierce, Florida 34950 
(772) 462-2370 


HOURS:

Monday through Thursday 9:00 - 5:00

Friday 9:00 - 4:30

Sunday 11:00 - 3:00

South County Branch:

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

 

HOURS:

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:

June

Board of Trustees

Next Board Meeting: 

August 12th at 2:00pm

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

Friends
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:

August 11th at 12:00 noon 

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