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James J. Lunsford Law Library

James J. Lunsford Law Library
701 E. Twiggs St.
Tampa, Florida 33602

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Hours of Operation
Monday8am - 5pm
Tuesday8am - 5pm
Wednesday8am - 5pm
Thursday8am - 5pm
Friday8am - 5pm
Saturday8am - 5pm
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Nearby Bus Stops

  • Twiggs St. @ Jefferson St. 9
  • Kennedy Blvd. @ Pierce St. - Routes 8 / 24 / 25 / 360 / 400
  • Marion St. @ Kennedy Blvd. - Routes 8 / 9 / 360
  • Marion St. @ Zack St. - Routes 8 / 100 / 300 / 360
James J. Lunsford Law Library


The James J. Lunsford Law Library has technology common to all locations, assistive technology and several meeting spaces.

Online Legal Reseach


The James J. Lunsford Law Library is Hillsborough County’s Law Library, a branch of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System.

The library is dedicated to providing a place for the public and the legal profession to find relevant source materials for legal research. The library is a research/reference facility and books are available for in-library use. Computers with internet access, and word-processing are available. WiFi access, copy machine, printer, and Patron Access Westlaw are also available.


The Library was established in 1937 and has occupied five locations during its history: its original location was in the Old Courthouse at the corner of Franklin and Lafayette (now Kennedy); in 1952, it moved to the then new courthouse at Pierce and Kennedy; in 1991 the library relocated to the Fred Karl Legal Center at Jefferson and Kennedy; in October 2000 the library took up temporary residence in office space at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd at Morgan and Kennedy; finally in July 2008, the library moved once again to its current home in the newly renovated old courthouse building, located at 701 E. Twiggs St., at the corner of Pierce and Twiggs.

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