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.
> 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.
> Annual Attorney Registration Fee Due:
The 2016 Law Library Registration Fee for attorneys required* to
register with the Law Library is due no later than 5:00 p.m., January
15, 2016. It is also time for attorneys who do not have to register and
pay the fee, but do so anyway to have access to a Library key, to renew
their annual registration and pay their fee.
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: January 5, 2016