Appointments for Legal Information
Meet with our legal self-help navigator, via video chat or phone, if you need assistance with legal referrals or in finding legal information. Learn about the law, your legal rights, and how to go to court.
Evanston Public Library partners with Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) as a Legal Self-Help Center. Our trained ILAO Navigator will help you:
- Search online for answers to your legal questions
- Refer you to free and low cost legal providers
- Show you how to find and prepare court forms
Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 PM for 30 minutes. Contact the Reference Desk at 847-448-8630 to book an appointment.
Law At The Library
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.
Find online legal resources about many topics, including: Family & Safety; House & Apartment; Money & Debt; Business & Work; School & Education; Health & Benefits; Citizens & Immigration; Crime & Traffic; Crime & Traffic; Courts & Hearings; Form Library.
Legal Information Reference Center
Legal Information Reference Center is an online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms. You will need an Evanston Public Library Card to access these forms from outside the library’s building.
The Evanston Public Library has assembled an extensive list of local free and low-cost legal resources. To find resources for specific legal topics, choose one of the following:
For information on how to get your documents notarized, visit our Notary Services page to find local and online notary services.