Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Glenview Public Library strives to keep its operations transparent to the public through compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

Public Records Maintained by the Library

The following list is illustrative and not intended to be all inclusive:

Financial Records
Deposit Receipts
Monthly Expenditure Summaries
Monthly Revenue Summaries

Building Records
Construction Payouts
Building Program
OAC Meeting Mintues
RFP’s for New Library Project
Intergovernmental Agreement

Administrative Records
Library Board Meeting Minutes
Library Board Resolutions
Library Board Bylaws
Library Policies

Insurance Documents

Note: Exemptions under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act may allow non-disclosure of some parts of public records maintained by the Library.

Freedom of Information Requests

All notices and other communications relating to a request to inspect, copy, or certify public records, all requests for copies of the FOIA Rules, and all requests for any other information relating to the Library’s implementation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act must be directed to:

Lindsey Dorfman, Executive Director
Freedom of Information Officer
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road
Glenview, Illinois 60025
Phone: 847.729.7500 x2110
Fax: 847.729.7558
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FOIA records requests may also be made using this form, opens a new window.

A request to certify records must be indicated in the request and specify which records are to be certified.

Fee Schedule for Records Duplication

The Library will charge the following fees for reproducing and certifying (if requested) the records:

  • No fees shall be charged for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies
  • $.15 cents per page for additional black and white, letter or legal sized copies
  • $.50 cents per page for color, letter or legal sized copies
  • $1.00 for each certified document

Photographs, plats, maps, specifications and other documents greater than 8 x 14 will be reproduced at the market rate

Electronic records will be formatted subject to reimbursement for costs of recording medium. Color copies or copies in a size other than letter or legal shall be reimbursed to actual costs.

Records may be furnished without charge or at a reduced charge, as determined by the Library, if the person requesting the documents states the specific purpose for the request and indicates that a waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest. Waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest if the principal purpose of the request is to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety and welfare or the legal rights of the general public and is not for the principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit.

The place and times where the records will be available are as follows:

Monday-Friday, 9 AM-4:30 PM
Glenview Public Library, Business Office

All fees for copying or certification of documents are payable at the time copies are made or certified.

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