General Information

The Law Library is currently open to the public. Direct, one-on-one assistance with legal information and resources is not possible at this time. However, due to strict social distancing measures which have been put in place in the library and throughout the courthouse, we are able to provide one-on-one remote assistance during regular business hours through LivePerson online chat service. You can also reach out to us Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at lawlib@willcountyillinois.com or by phone, 815.774.7887.

The Library and Self-Help Legal Center is located on the fourth floor of the Will County Courthouse in downtown Joliet. 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 pertaining to your situation, please consult an attorney.  


Jeane Fillipitch, Librarian
Diane Brandolino, Assistant Librarian

Location / Hours of Operation

100 West Jefferson St., 3rd Floor
Joliet, IL 60432

Phone: 815.727.8619
Fax: 815.727.8785

Hours of Operation (except for holidays)

Monday - Friday
8:30 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 .15 per page
Copying .15 per page
Fax (incoming/ receiving) .50 per page
Fax (Outgoing/ sending) $1 per page
Laminating $1 small items
Scan No Charge

Telephone: for outgoing, Chicago-area, court-related calls only. Wireless printing from your phone (attorneys only): $.15


We are a small library and most resources are located online and accessible from our eight desktop computers.​

  • WestlawNext
  • Family Law Software
  • IICLE series
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Joliet Herald Newspaper
  • Victims' Rights Information

Attorney Room

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

  • Two computers
  • Printer
  • 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. You must include the court document with the fee waiver application. Court fees already paid will not be refunded.
  • The application must include the completed form that you are filing with the court. (Petition, Response, etc.).
  • All civil case fee waiver applications must be submitted via e-file unless you qualify for an e-file exemption.  
  • Applicants are notified in about 48 hours that a decision on their application has been made by the Chief Judge. There are no same-day applications.