The Law Library is open to everyone. The public has access 12 hours per week (see Library Hours page) and attorneys who have been issued keys have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Library provides print resources for a Kansas-based practice and electronic resources including the WestlawNext on-line legal database. All Library users have free access to all of the Library's resources.
> Self-Nominations Sought from Attorneys for Board of Trustees Election:
The nominating process to identify candidates for this spring's
election of the five attorney members to serve on the Douglas County
Law Library Board of Trustees for the 2017/2019 term has begun.
> Law Library Closed to Public from Noon to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017: Due to an Executive Session of the Law Library Board of Trustees, the Law Library will be closed to the public from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017.
> Law Librarian Position Ends on March 31, 2017:
The Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library Board of Trustees has
decided that the position of law librarian is no longer needed, and
that it will be replaced with a new, non-library-professional position
effective April 1, 2017. The law librarian position was created in 2002
to organize and open the library, and has been in continuous service
> Free Lexis Advance Training and CLEs for Attorneys:
Attorneys may take advantage of the law library's contract with
LexisNexis to get free individual training on legal research using
Lexis Advance. The half-hour one-on-one online training sessions are
free and are conducted by LexisNexis trainers.
Did You Know?
This Month In Legal History
The Douglas County Law Library was established under the auspices of
the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas, pursuant to Kansas
Statutes 20-3126 through 20-3132, and opened on May 1, 2003. On August
28, 2014, it was renamed the Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law
Library for the Honorable Michael J. Malone, who was the driving force
behind the establishment of the Law Library. The Law Library is open to
the general public as noted on the Law Library Hours
page on this website. Licensed attorneys in Douglas County who have
paid their annual Law Library Registration Fee and been issued a key
have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Attorneys should contact the
Library about getting a key.
For more information, contact the Law Library at: email@example.com.
Comments to: Webmaster: Kerry Altenbernd, Law Librarian, Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library, Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 East 11th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Created: November 2002; Revised: February 2, 2017