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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.

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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, however, restricted only to members of the Lake County Bar Association.

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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 Digest, Federal Reporter 2d and 3d, and the Federal Supplement. Illinois materials include Smith-Hurd Statutes Annotated, Illinois Administrative Code, Illinois Digest, Illinois Reports, Illinois Appellate Reports, Northeastern Reporter, and the complete set of Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education products. Other heavily utilized sets include Wisconsin Statutes, the West Regional Reporter System, and the Bankruptcy Reporter and Digest.

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Can I do computer research at the Library?

The library has six computer workstations available to the public. A host of Illinois and federal resources can be accessed free of charge through these computers. Other computer-based resources include citations, forms, and medical information. The computers can also be used for word processing. The Library also has on-line access to Shepard's and Lexis Primary National Law Library.

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May I make copies of materials?

There are two copy machines available for use. Copies are ten cents a page. The copy machines will accept both change and dollar bills. Debit cards are also available for a small fee for those who do a lot of copying on a regular basis.

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Is there a fax machine available at the library?

The library does maintain a fax service. The cost is a dollar page for both incoming and outgoing faxes. If you are going to send a fax to the library, please call ahead to notify the library and get the fax number. The information phone number for the library is 847.377-2800. International faxing is available at an additional cost.

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

The Library does have for sale superseded and used materials. These materials include advance sheets for all the Supreme Court, Federal, and Regional State Reporters. Cost is $1.00 for hardbound volumes and $0.50 for paperbacks. Bulk sale discounts are available. Whole sets may be priced differently depending on size of set, date, and availability.

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