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Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center - We help people find answers. We are open to all!

Located on the 2nd floor
16th Judicial Circuit
37W777 IL Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175


​​Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center

​Named the most user-friendly Law Library by the Kane County Chronicle and recipient of the 2017 Liberty Bell award​, the Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center is located within the Kane County Judicial Center and is open to the public. The Library houses the County's core of legal research materials, including print products and online databases. The professional library team provides outstanding service supporting its governing statute 55 ILCS 5/5-39001 and furthering open and equal access to legal and governmental information.  

Hours of Operation  

​​​Mon 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Tues 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Wed 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. | Thurs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Fri 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Court Holidays ​


37W777 IL-38, St. Charles, IL 60175 (Located on the second floor of the Kane County Judicial Center)



Law Library Staff​​​​

Halle Cox | Director

email | 630.406.7126

Ellen Schmid | Law Librarian

email | 630.406.7126​​


​​Illinois JusticeCorps​ The Law Library is proud to be affiliated with this access to legal services organization. Illinois JusticeCorps members serve alongside legal aid attorneys, judges, law librarians, clerks, and other court staff in an effort to increase the public's access to the legal system.​ Since 2018, and at no cost to Kane County, at least one Illinois JusticeCorps Fellow has been embedded in the Law Library to assist court-goers.​​​

Policies & Procedures

Mission & Vision

Rules of Conduct

Computer Use Policy 

eFiling Policy

Lawyer in the Law Library Policy | Limited Representation Disclaimer Lawyer in the Law Library​​ (in Spanish​) | Limited Representation Disclaimer Lawyer in the Library at Gail Borden (in Spanish) | Limited Representation Disclaimer Lawyer in the Library at Aurora Public Library​ (in Spanish​)

Divorce & Family Law Help​ Walk-In Service Policy​​ | Walk-In Service | Limited Representation Disclaimer Divorce & Family Law Help​​ (in Spanish​)​

Divorce & Family Law Help Call-In Service Policy​ | Call-In Service

Wireless Network Usage Policy

Social Media Policy

Use of Public Areas in Judicial Facilities​​ | Public Use of Courthouse Request Form​​ | 16th Judicial Circuit​​

Policy on Access for Persons with Disabilities | 16th Judical Circuit

Photography and Video Policy​ | Photographs and Videos ID Release Form

Assistance to Court Patrons by Circuit Clerks, Court Staff, Law Librarians, and Court Volunteers​ | IL Supreme Court Policy


Available to reprint & distribute as needed

Special Events

Boy Scout Law Merit Badge Day

New Beginnings Drug Court Book Club

Pro Bono Week Celebration

Reading Night with the Judges​

​Professional Library Memberships​

American Association of Law Libraries​ (AALL)

American Library Association (ALA)

Illinois Library Association (ILA)

Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL)

Reaching Across Illinois Library System​ (RAILS)​​