FOIA Instructions

Request for Public Records
Interested parties may make a request to view or obtain a copy of public records by submitting their request in writing. A requestor may either submit a request by email or letter submitted by mail or fax.

Once received, the Library has five (5) business days to respond to the request.

Requests for Public Records with regard to administration, departmental and general records are to be forwarded to:

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FOIA Officer:
Rick Meyer,Robert Edwards
130 N. Franklin St.,130 N. Franklin St.
(217) 424-9713 / Fax (217) 233-4071,(217) 424-9702 / Fax (217) 233-4071
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
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Public Access Counselor (PAC)
Contact information for the PAC in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office is:
Public Access Bureau
500 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 558-0486
Email: publicaccess@atg.state.il.us

Costs for Copies
The new law allows for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal size pages to be copied without charge. After 50 pages, a fee of .15 cents for the same pages can be charged. If copies are provided in color or sizes other than letter or legal, the Library is allowed to charge actual cost.

Questions regarding FOIA requests should be directed to Rick Meyer or (217) 424-9713 / Fax: (217) 233-4071.