Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows members of the public to request and access government documents and records. As a municipal village institution, the Lake Bluff Public Library is bound by and subject to the provisions set forth by FOIA. However, many of the Library's documents and records can be accessed on our website without requiring a FOIA request. 

Lake Bluff Library's FOIA Policy

FOIA Public Body Summary

FOIA Request Form

Financial, Legal, & Other Information

Library Board Document Archive

Have a question about placing a request or finding information? Give us a call or email our FOIA Officer and we'll be happy to assist you.

Fast FOIA Facts

FOIA Officer & Contact Information

Eric Bailey, Library Director
123 E. Scranton Ave.
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
ebailey [at] lakeblufflibrary [dot] org

Response Time

Non-commercial requests: 5 business days
Commercial requests: 21 business days
Extension: 5 business days

Fee Disclosure

Black & White: Free for the first 50 copies, $0.15/page after the first 50 copies. Double sided copies are $0.30/page.
Color: Actual cost of printing
Larger than legal sized: Actual cost of printing
Certification of records: $1.00/document

Open Meetings Act (OMA)

In compliance with Section 7.3 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the Library is required to post salary and benefit information on our website for employee compensation packages in excess of $75,000 a year.