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Frequently Asked Questions
for the

William D. Block Memorial Law Library

This page contains answers to frequently asked questions handled by our staff. Included are some tips that have been found. They are presented here as questions.

Where is the Law Library located?

The Law Library is located in the lobby of the Lake County Courthouse. The address for the building is 18 North County Street in Waukegan, Illinois. The phone number for the Library is (847) 377-2800. Library staff can also be emailed at

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Who may use the Library?

The Law Library is open to everyone, including members of the general public. Circulation of materials is restricted to attorneys.

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What are the hours for the Law Library?

The library is open at the following times: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. At this time there are no weekend hours.

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What types of materials are available at the Law Library?

The Law Library has extensive collections of materials for both Illinois and Federal law. Federal materials include the U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, Supreme Court Reporters and Digests, Federal Reporters, and the Federal Supplement. Illinois materials include Smith-Hurd Statutes Annotated, Illinois Digest, Illinois Reports, Illinois Appellate Reports, Northeastern Reporter, and the complete set of Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education print materials and CDs. Other popular items include Illinois Law and Practice and the Illinois Practice Series.

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Can I do computer research at the Library?

The library has seven computer workstations available to the public. All seven computers are equipped with Westlaw Next, a legal research database, Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Family Law Software. General internet access is also provided. Printing from computers costs 10 cents per page.

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May I make copies of materials?

There are two photocopy machines available for use. Copies are ten cents a page. The copy machines will accept both change and dollar bills. Library staff can provide change for larger bills if needed.

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Is there a fax machine available at the library?

The library does maintain an incoming and outgoing fax service. The cost is $1.00 per page. If you are going to send a fax to the library, please call ahead to notify library staff. The fax number is 847-984-5873.

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Can I buy the Library’s old and used books?

The Library sells select superseded and used materials. Costs for materials are:

  • $1.00 for softbound volumes
  • $2.00 for hardbound volumes
  • $3.00 for IICLE CDs
  • $5.00 for IICLE Books and Quickguides
  • $5.00 for West’s softbound court rules and procedures.

Bulk sale discounts are available. Whole sets may be priced differently depending on size of set, date, and availability.

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