Appointments for Legal Information

Evanston Public Library partners with Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) as a Legal Self-Help Center. Now, patrons can make a free, online appointment with our legal self-help navigator! Learn about the law, your legal rights, and how to go to court.  Our trained ILAO Navigator will help you:

  • Search online for answers to your legal questions,
  • Refer you to free and low cost legal providers, and
  • Show you how to find and prepare court forms

Appointments are available on Mondays and Thursdays from 2-4 PM for 30 minutes.  Contact the Reference Desk at 847-448-8630 to book an appointment.


Gale Courses

Instructor led, highly interactive free courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Topics include: Accounting and Finance, Business, Healthcare and Medical, Law and Legal, Technology, and more.


Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO)

Evanston Public Library partners with Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) as a Legal Self-Help Center. A legal self-help center is a place where you can learn about the law, your legal rights, and how to go to court.


Law At The Library

The Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Public Library and the Evanston Public Library are offering a free, legal information series to answer your legal questions and provide practical resources and insights into today’s most prevalent legal issues. Each Law at the Library program features a presentation by an experienced attorney followed by a brief question and answer session. 


Legal Forms-IL

Gale Legal Forms offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures.



Notary Services

For information on how to get your documents notarized, visit our Notary Services page to find local and online notary services.


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