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 Officers at foia [at] lakeblufflibrary [dot] org and we'll be happy to assist you.

Fast FOIA Facts

FOIA Officers & Contact Information

Katie McLain Horner, Head of Circulation and Reference

Martha Cordeniz O'Hara, Head of Adult Services

123 E. Scranton Ave.

Lake Bluff, IL 60044

foia [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.

Transparency in Coverage Act

The Transparency in Coverage final rule, released on 10/29/20, requires health plans and carriers to publicly disclose pricing information via machine-readable files (MRFs). MRFs are intended for third party technology developers, as they are written in computer code, not English.