Located within the Kane County Judicial Complex, the Kane County Law Library is open not only to attorneys and government employees, but to the public as well. Patrons may frequent the library Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or Wednesdays between 8:30a.m. and
8:00p.m. Though mainly a reference library housing the County's core of legal research materials, some publications may be checked out for up to a two week period. The library also offers the service of inter-library loaning items that are not within its own collection. A copier is available for public use for a minimal fee.
Funding for the library is maintained primarily through a $13 fee from every new civil case filed with the Circuit Clerk's Office.
In support of its governing statute, 55 ILCS 5/5-39001, the Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center staff strives to provide outstanding service, recognizing, supporting, and furthering open and equal access to legal and governmental information for all.
Towards the fulfillment of our mission, it is the vision of the Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center to openly advocate for and fiercely support equal access to justice through:
Assisting the public in their efforts to understand and use the legal system effectively and efficiently
Creating informed consumers with realistic expectations of the legal system
Ensuring equal access to legal and governmental information in the most cost effective manner
Continuing to educate ourselves and others about new technologies and services and supplying those technologies and services deemed appropriate at no or low costs
Actively advocating at local, state and national levels individually and through professional associations for open and equal access to legal and governmental information
Supporting not only the Judiciary, County Personnel and those in the legal professions, but the public and its diverse membership in their quest for legal and governmental information.
Creating positive contacts and experiences between the public and the legal system