About the Library
The Law Library is named after the late William D. Block, who served as a Judge for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit from February 1, 1975 to June 27, 1996. The Lake County Law Library was renamed in honor of Judge Block on February 10, 1998.
It is the purpose of the William D. Block Memorial Law Library to serve the public. It accomplishes this goal by providing an open and efficient system of access to the Library's collections and services for the judges, attorneys, and citizens of Lake County.
Facilities & Staff
Your 1,500 square foot law library offers a "soft seating" group area, 7 large work tables, 7 public computer work stations, 2 photocopiers, and court forms available from the Center for Self Representation.
The current collection includes books, microfiche, and periodicals focusing on Illinois and Federal legal research and practice. We also have an extensive collection of materials published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
The Law Library is staffed by a law librarian, a senior clerk and an administrative assistant who can assist you with print and online legal resources. You may visit in person, call, or email them. There are no attorneys on staff at the law library.
The Law Librarian and staff are prohibited from offering anything that may be construed as legal advice. The Library staff can direct patrons to court forms, procedural information, and laws, but the final decision of the usefulness or propriety of the materials lies squarely with the patron.