Frequently Asked Questions

douglas county law library | Frequently Asked Questions

No. During public hours, all patrons of the Library have full access to all the Library’s electronic and print resources.

Yes. The Law Library offers a number of opportunities for those interested in volunteering. Contact the library for more information.

Yes. Attorneys may make photocopies utilizing our honors system. Photocopies and prints are 10¢ per page.

Yes. Attorneys may print from the Library's patron workstations. When Library staff members are available, the attorney can pay them for prints. When no staff members are available, prints can be paid for on the honors system utilizing a change box located next to the printer/copier or by recording…

No. The Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library is a non-circulating library. All Law Library materials must remain in the Library.

Yes. Members of the general public need to request assistance from Law Library staff to print. Prints are 10¢ per page.

Contact information for the Douglas County Bar Association can be found on their website.

There is no official public defender for Douglas County. Upon determining that a person appearing in court cannot afford legal counsel, the district court judge presiding in the case appoints an attorney to represent that person from one of two panels maintained by the court for that purpose. For…

The codified ordinances of Baldwin City can be found in the Code of the City of Baldwin City, Kansas, available on-line. Information on the ordinances of Eudora can be found in the Code of the City of Eudora, Kansas, available on-line. The codified ordinances of the City of Lawrence can be found in…

The codified resolutions governing Douglas County can be found in the Douglas County Code, available on-line and in hard copy in the Law Library.

The Law Library is on the first floor of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 East 11th Street, in downtown Lawrence, Kansas. For the general public and attorneys without Law Library keys: Come in the public entrance on the west side of the building that faces the old Court House. After…

By statute, Law Library registration must be renewed annually by payment of the annual Law Library Registration Fee, "on or before January 15 of each year."

You must have completed the Law Library registration process in order to be eligible to be issued a key to the Law Library.  After you have completed your initial registration, inform Law Library Manager that you want a Law Library key issued to you. You will be provided with a Michael J. Malone…

Yes, but you are exempt from paying the $50.00 annual registration fee while you are employed by the SBIDS.