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.
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.
December, 2017/January, 2018 -- Degan Kaczor and Sandy Cardens
February/March, 2018 - Lindsay Kemple and Kathy Bourgeois
Recent Exhibitions - 2017
January -- Photography by Deborah Kai.
February/March -- Camron Flanders
April/May -- Aram Aghdaie
June/July -- Deborah Bettinger
August/September -- 2nd Annual Douglas County Employee Art & Craft Exhibit
October/November, 2017 -- Gary Scott (Yellow Hand Arts) and Sandy Cardens
To Exhibit:Contact the Law Library at (785) 838-2477 or firstname.lastname@example.org. An Exhibition Agreement will need to be completed and signed by the artist and a representative of the Art Gallery.