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UPDATE 12/28/2020

The law library is closed until further notice.  Afterhours access for attorneys is suspended until further notice.

Staff members are available by phone at (913) 715-4154 from 8am - 4pm Monday thru Friday.

If you are an attorney looking to register or pay your law library fee, please visit the "Attorneys" section on the sidebar.

 

The Law Library’s legal research providers have provided complimentary remote access to their respective products.

Please read the instructions carefully when setting up your account. The links are below. Thank you. 

Lexis -We continue to partner with LexisNexis during our closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic in order to continue providing access to Library Patrons remotely during this crises.

If you cannot otherwise conduct legal research you are welcome to register for a one-time  Lexis Advance® ID at https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/pa-access.page. This ID will be good for up to 30 days. This ID will be delivered to you within one business day and allows you to conduct research on the cases, codes, and secondary resources needed for their legal work and personal legal research.  If your research needs extend beyond 30 days or if you have already used your 30 day free  period then please call 1-888-AT-LEXIS to discuss personalized plan options

Westlaw-Remote access to Westlaw for patrons of public law libraries has been updated with new content and a new link dedicated to the Patron Access trial!

The NEW trial link can be found here: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/c/remote-patron-access. As with the previous Westlaw access, patrons will be required to register.  Westlaw recommends patrons use an email address not previously associated with Westlaw or Thomson Reuters.  If you must reuse an email address, Westlaw will give you further instructions by phone.  The Westlaw usage parameters for this trial have changed to 20 hours of usage over 14 days. The end date of this program is yet to be determined. Content includes primary law, secondary sources, litigation, and Practical Law on the Westlaw Classic platform.  For instructions click here.

 

Law Library Policy - Effective 03/05/2018

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
  • Federal statutes and case law
  • Case law of all other states
  • Missouri statutes and case law
  • Practice handbooks covering Kansas and Missouri law in many areas
  • Legal encyclopedias, treatises and other materials
  • Recent legal periodicals

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

If you have any questions, please read our frequently asked questions or call us at (913) 715-4154.