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.
> 2017 Attorney Registration Renewal and Fees Due on
January 16th: The 2017 Law Library Registration Fee for
attorneys required* to register with the Law Library is due in the Law
Library no later than 5:00 p.m., January 16, 2017. It is also time for
attorneys who do not have to regis¬ter and pay the fee, but do so
anyway to have access to a Library key, to renew their annual
registration and pay their fee.
> 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: January 11, 2017