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About Will County Law Library

The Library and Self-Help Legal Center is located on the fourth floor of the Will County Courthouse in downtown Joliet. We are open to the public. Our mission is to provide and assist with legal information resources in a friendly, helpful and efficient manner. We are not lawyers and so are prohibited by law from giving legal advice. For legal advice pertinent to your situation, please consult an attorney.  

Librarians

Jeane Fillipitch, Librarian
Diane Brandolino, Assistant Librarian

Location / Hours of Operation

14 West Jefferson St., 4th Floor
Joliet, IL 60432

Phone: 815.727.8619
Fax: 815.727.8785


Hours of Operation (except for holidays)

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

 

Services Available
Per page cost, cash only. ATM located on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.

Services Cost
Printing .20 per page
Copying .20 per page
Fax (incoming/ receiving) .50 per page
Fax (Outgoing/ sending) $1 per page
Laminating $1 small items
Scan to flash drive No Charge

Telephone: for outgoing, Chicago-area, court-related calls only. Book checkout for licensed attorneys only. One week limit. Wireless printing from your phone (attorneys only): $.20

Law Library

Resources

We are a small library and most subscription resources are online and accessible from our

  • Eight (8) desktop computers
  • WestlawNext subscription
  • FinPlan subscription
  • IICLE series
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Joliet Herald
  • Victims' Rights Information

Attorney Room

The Attorney Room is reserved for lawyers and court employees, the Attorney Room has the following amenities:

  • 2 computers
  • Printer
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Machine

The Will County Bar Association posts news and information on the notice board.

Application for Waiver of Court Fees

Only court filing fees can be waived. (See Fee Schedule for a current list of fees.)  You must present the waiver to the clerk when you file for the fees to be waived.  Fees already paid wil NOT be refunded.


  • The application MUST include the complete form you are filing with the court. (Petition, Response, etc.).
  • Applications can be dropped off in person to Julie in the Law Library or faxed to 815.727.8785.
  • Applicants are notified by phone4 in about 48 hours that a decision has been made.  There are NO same day applications.  
  • Once a fee waiver has been approved, the litigant must file with the Circuit Clerk's Office, Room 212.