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

Half-hour appointments are available, via video chat or phone, on Tuesdays 12-2 PM and Thursdays 4-6 PM.  Contact the Reference Desk at 847-448-8630 to book an appointment.

You can also look below for links to lists of local free and low-cost legal organizations that may be able to help you with your legal issues.  The lists are organized by legal category, and there is also a master list of all the legal organizations.






Gale Courses

Gale Courses is brought to you by the Evanston Public Library and offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a valued library card holder you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month


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.



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.