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Freedom of Information Act

We accept Freedom of Information requests for records in writing. You can use our print form or online form, but aren't required to do so. Submit your request by mail, fax, email, or in person at:

FOIA Officer
Morton Grove Public Library
6140 Lincoln Avenue
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Fax: 847-965-7903
Email: foia@mgpl.org
 
Request guidelines:
  • Requests must be submitted in writing.
  • You will need to include your name and mailing address, or your email address, so that we can contact you to provide the requested documents.
  • Be as specific as possible when describing the records you are seeking.
  • There is no fee for up to 50 pages of standard paper copies. For more than 50 pages, there is a 15¢ per page charge.
  • You may request a waiver of the photocopying charge, but you must also include a statement explaining how your document request is in the public interest and does not serve only your personal interest. The waiver is only available for non-commercial requests.
  • You may instead choose to view the documents at the library. This will take place in the library's administrative office in the presence of a library employee, at a mutually agreed-upon time during normal business hours (M-F, 9-5).
  • You can choose to pick up photocopied documents at the library or have them mailed to you. Mail delivery time is not part of the 5-day (or extended 10-day) response period.
The FOIA Officer will respond to a written request within five business days. The response will be the information requested, a notice for an extension, or a denial of the request. A denial or extension will include the reason as stated in the Freedom of Information Act. The entire Freedom of Information Act is available at www.ilga.gov under Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 5 (General Provisions), ILCS 140 (5ILCS 140).
 
 

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

  • The Morton Grove Public Library's purpose is to provide materials and services for the recreational, social, informational, and educational needs of the Village of Morton Grove.
  • The library is located at 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, IL 60053.
  • The library operates under the authority of the Board of Trustees, consisting of seven elected members serving six-year terms. The Board meets at the library at 7:00pm on the second Thursday of each month. Find current trustees, meeting dates, bylaws, budgets, meeting agendas and minutes on the Library Board page. Board-approved policies are also available.
  • Approximately 98% of the library's operating budget comes from property taxes, with the remainder made up of personal property replacement taxes, state grants, fines and other charges, and donations.
  • The Library has 22 full-time and 34 part-time employees.
  • The Library files an annual report with the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.
  • FOIA Officer: Library Director
  • Organizational chart

 

MORTON GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY

6140 Lincoln Avenue
Morton Grove, IL 60053-2989
847-965-4220
info@mgpl.org

HOURS | CLOSINGS

Monday to Thursday: 9 am - 9 pm
Friday: 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

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