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Cook County Law Library

 The Cook County Law Library opened on September 6, 1966 and is the first free, public law library for the legal profession and citizens of Cook County. The main office is on the 29th floor of 2900 Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602.  The phone number there is (312) 603-5423 and the fax number is (312) 603-4716. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. , Mondays through Fridays.  The Law Library is open only to Attorneys on Saturday.

The Cook County Law Library provides professional library services at seven branch locations offering one of the largest and broadest collections of law books in the nation, including statutes, case law and digests for all fifty states, as well as numerous Illinois practice manuals.

The library  has extensive collection of superseded state and federal statutes. In addition to Westlaw our other electronic subscription services, HeinOnline and LoisLaw. The library has have actively expanded collections in foreign legal materials (primary and secondary) especially in the area of  commercial and business law, litigation, and family law.

The branch libraries have smaller, locally-focused collections and access to our public access electronic subscriptions, such as Westlaw, LoisLaw, and HeinOnline.

( Most content from : An Update on Illinois County Law Libraries – “Mock interview” with Jean M. Wenger, Government Documents/Foreign & International Law Librarian at Cook County Law Library.

CALL Bulletin, Winter2011Bulletin,  May 10, 2011 )

Cook County Law Library Catalog



Chicago Public Library Municipal Reference Collection


The Municipal Reference Collection is a comprehensive group of tangible documents from the City of Chicago, the Chicago Housing Authority, and the other local taxing bodies in the City. Other materials include an extensive local newspaper clipping file and public policy papers.

Harold Washington Library Center , Fifth Floor  South, 400 South State Street                                           Chicago, Illinois 60605     (312) 747-4526



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