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Freedom of Information Act

Mission statement:

To enrich Hinsdaleans’ lives with opportunities to learn, engage, discover and connect.

Hinsdale Public Library Freedom of Information Officer:

Karen Kleckner Keefe, Executive Director
Hinsdale Public Library
20 E. Maple St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Katherine Wessel, Office Manager
Hinsdale Public Library
20 E. Maple St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521

The Freedom of Information Act is used to ensure that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government.

Unless information falls within an express statutory exemption, it must be disclosed under FOIA (5 ILCS 140/3).

Considered a public body, the Hinsdale Public Library must generally comply with a request within 5 working days after receipt of the request, or 21 day if the request is for a commercial purpose.

An extension of 5 days may be permitted under certain circumstances.

Fees and costs for supplying records may occur according to the following schedule:

  • The first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal paper are free of charge
  • After the first 50 pages, the Library will charge .10 per page
  • Colored copies and copies sized other than legal or letter size will be charged at the actual cost of reproduction
  • Cost of electronic records, e.g., disks, diskettes, tapes, etc., will be charged at the actual cost of the recording medium
  • Certified copies are $1.00
  • Fees may be waived or reduced if waiver is within the public interest

Certain types of information maintained by us are exempt from inspection and copying; however the following types or categories of records are maintained under our control and may be requested:

Monthly Financial Statements

Annual Receipts and Disbursements Reports

Operating Budgets

Annual Audits

Minutes of the Board of Library Trustees

Library Policies, including Collection Development

Adopted Resolutions of the Board

Annual Reports to the Illinois State Library

Floor plan diagram of the Library

Freedom of Information Act Request Form

The Hinsdale Public Library is located at: 20 E. Maple Street, Hinsdale, IL  60521

Standard number of employees: 50

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