The Law Library Will Reopen By Appointment Only On MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2020
New hours will be 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, except Holidays
Afterhours access for attorneys is suspended until further notice.
APPOINTMENTS MUST BE MADE BY NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT so that staff can give the required list to the sheriff’s deputies. Appointments may be booked for as little as one hour and up to four hours at a time. Name and phone number are required to make an appointment.
To make an appointment, please CALL 913-715-4154.
The law library will be limited to seven patrons at a time in accordance with the ten person per area limit, which includes three staff members; there will also be a limit of two in the conference room and three in the reading room. If space allows, attorneys in the courthouse on other business may access the law library. Computers and other workstations have been arranged to adhere to the six-foot minimum for social distancing.
Returned books will be wiped down and quarantined for 48 hours before they are available for checkout.
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.
LexisNexis Follow these instructions to register for your 30-day access to LexisNexis. https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/pa-access.page
Westlaw Follow these instructions for 20 hours/45 days (whichever comes first) of access to Westlaw: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/forms/try-westlaw
See details below:
Lexis -Following this link will allow patrons to register themselves for online research access and receive their own temporary ID providing them immediate access to research services. An ID creation document is attached in the event that your patrons have questions regarding the ID creation process.
IDs created using this link will have access to Lexis Advance for 30 days or until July 31st (whichever is shorter).
Your legal professional and public community patrons will be afforded access to Lexis Advance® to conduct research on the cases, codes, and secondary resources needed for their legal work and personal legal research.
Westlaw is pleased to offer 20 hour Patron Access passwords that will be good through June 30th or whichever comes first. Content includes Westlaw Edge, Secondary Sources, and Litigation content. Hopefully this will ease your workload of ordering passwords and provide your patrons with the resources they need.
The below link provides access – you can post this on your website or send directly to Patrons. Patrons will be asked to register per the directions for the process attached. Note: the registration page says that trials are good for only 7 days, however, you can ignore that as it does not apply to this program. Please advise your patrons to follow the instructions EXACTLY!
Please note – if the email used to create the new Patron password has been linked to a TR subscription in the past, it will not work as it will assume it is a duplicate. For many of your patrons, this shouldn’t be an issue; however, for those who have had Westlaw in the past, they should use a new email; one that is not associated with a Westlaw Subscription, such as a personal e-mail like one on a gmail or yahoo account.
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.