Michael J. Malone

Douglas County Law Library






111 East 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044


(785) 838-2477


Monday - Thursday
10AM - 1PM


Monday - Friday
9AM - 1PM


Mary Shultz, Library Manager

Pertinent Information


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 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. 

Attorneys who have not paid their Registration Fee are prohibited from filing any and all transactions with the Clerk of the District Court until the fee is paid. They also are ineligible to run for one of the five positions reserved for attorneys on the Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library Board of Trustees and to vote in elections for those positions.

Copying & Printing

The Law Library has a combined photocopier/printer available for use by its patrons.

The charge is 10¢ per page. 

Photocopies: All patrons must use the coin-operated tower to pay for photocopying. 

Printing: Printing and scanning are available from the Library’s patron workstations.  


The library contains most resources needed for researching the law of the United States, Kansas or other states. 

Resources include:

Kansas statutes and case law

  • Criminal Law resources

  • Family Law resources

  • Juvenile Law resources

  • Standard Traffic Ordinances

  • Practice handbooks covering Kansas law in many areas

  • Legal encyclopedias, treatises and other materials

  • Recent legal periodicals

  • Bradley Child Support Software

  • National Primary Plus & Kansas Practice Library through Lexis Advance® legal research

  • Electronic filing

The library is continuously updating its collection. You can search for materials in the catalog or review its most recent acquisitions.

Art Gallery

Current Exhibition

September/October, 2019 - 4th Annual Douglas County Employees Arts & Crafts Exhibit

FUTURE Exhibition

November/December, 2019 - Artists Helping the Homeless (AHH)

Recent Exhibitions

July/August, 2019 - Eudora Arts Coalition

May/June, 2019: Century School & KU Art Students

March-May, 2019: Douglas County 4H Clubs

January/February, 2019: Jeanne Hutchison of Jean Hutchison Fine Photography

To Exhibit: Contact Mary Shultz, Law Library Manager at (785) 838-2477 or info@dgkslawlibrary.org. An Exhibition Agreement will need to be completed and signed by the artist and a representative of the Art Team.

We must all obey the great law of change.
It is the most powerful law of nature.
— Edmund Burke