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.
> Law Library Changing Online Legal Database Provider: The board of trustees has decided to change the legal database the library provides through its patron workstations from Thomson Reuters Westlaw, formerly known as WestlawNext, to Lexis Advance. The decision was made because of the substantially lower cost of Lexis Advance over Thomson Reuters Westlaw. Special arrangements have been made for Lexis Advance access to begin before the Thomson Reuters Westlaw access ends, so both databases are currently available on the library's patron workstations through June 30, 2016, when the Thomson Reuters Westlaw contract ends.
> Changes to Law Library Staffing: Beginning January 4, 2016, the number of hours the law librarian will in the law library was reduced to twenty hours per week.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: June 22, 2016