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Connecting Cook County

Transportation Kiosk at Cook County Law Library

Transportation Kiosk Available in the Law Library

President Toni Preckwinkle has launched Connecting Cook County, the Long Range Transportation Plan, to assist in planning, prioritizing, and aligning resources over the next 18 months. Cook County residents are invited to provide input at kiosks located throughout the county.


A transportation kiosk is located in the Public Services area of the Cook County Law Library. The Law Library is located on the 29th floor of the Daley Center.

Richard J. Daley Center

The Cook County Law Library serves the legal information needs of the legal profession, judiciary, government officials, self-represented litigants and the public in Cook County. The Law Library accomplishes this goal by providing an exceptional staff and extensive collection of practice-oriented and practical legal materials in print and electronic format. 


The Cook County Law Library, encompassing the main library and five branches in the outlying courthouses, contains more than 300,000 volumes. Specialized collections include government documents, foreign & international law, and a rich, contemporary and historical federal and state law collection.


Timely, authoritative legal resources promote access to justice for all.


Download our new brochure highlighting our services, hours, and locations.


Electronic Research

The Law Library offers free onsite public access to the following subscription databases at the main library and branch locations.

  • WestlawNext
    Case law, statutes, administrative codes, and court rules for the federal system, all 50 states and selected U.S. territories. Illinois treatises, jury instructions, and PERI available. Find selected administrative decisions plus jury verdicts & settlements from state and federal courts.
  • Lexis
    Case law, statutes, court rules, administrative codes and decisions for the federal system and all 50 states. Use Shepard’s to verify and check citations.
  • HeinOnline
    A collection of searchable, full-text images that includes over 1800 law journals, ABA and state bar journals, CFR, Federal Register, U.S. Statutes at Large, U.S. Code, U.S. Supreme Court Library, federal agency decisions, historical state statutes, all state session laws (Illinois: 1809 to present), federal legislative histories, and U.S. treaties.
  • EBSCO Legal Information Reference Center
    Free onsite and remote access to the EBSCO Legal Information Reference Center containing more than 320 full-text publications (including NOLO Press titles). Written in plain English with accompanying administrative and litigation related forms. Select Self Help button for information for this and other self help resources.
  • LegalTrac
    Indexes over 900 English-language legal periodicals, legal newspapers, and bar association journals.
  • Foreign Law Guide (main library only)
    Identify sources of foreign law, including complete bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations and selected references to secondary sources.
  • LLMC Digital
    An image-based collection of legal materials from the 18th century forward. Collection consists of federal and state laws, legislative history, cases, treatises, government documents, and foreign law.
  • National Consumer Law Center - Consumer Law on the Web
    Companion website to the NCLC’s treatises includes appendices, eReports (articles) plus extensive collections of pleadings, agency forms and discovery materials.
  • ALM Legal Intelligence
    Includes syndicated surveys & studies on law firm billing, compensation, demographics, staffing, and hiring. Includes current year data and data archives.

WiFi Available at Main Library

Select Law Library for your wireless connection.

Self-Help Web Center

Law Library, Room 2934    Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Law Library staff are available to assist in using the IllinoisLegalAid.org service. CARPLS Hotline Phone also available.


Agency Contact Information Portlet  
Contact Information
Contact Information

Bureau Name:

Administration, Bureau of

Main Office:

50 W. Washington St. Room 2900
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Telephone: (312) 603-5423
Fax: (312) 603-4716

Montell Davenport, Executive Law Librarian


M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Open Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for attorneys presenting a current ARDC card and current photo ID, and for litigants presenting official court papers stamped within a year and current photo ID.

Sun: Closed

See below for branch locations and hours of operation.

Bridgeview Branch:
10220 S. 76th Avenue 
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Telephone: (708) 974-6201

Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat-Sun: Closed

Criminal Court Branch:
2650 S. California Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60608

Telephone: (773) 674-5039

Hours: M-F: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun: Closed

Markham Branch:
16501 S. Kedzie Parkway 
Markham, IL 60426

Telephone: (708) 232-4125

Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun: Closed

Maywood Branch:
1500 Maybrook Drive 
Maywood, IL 60153

Telephone: (708) 865-6020

Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun: Closed

Skokie Branch:
5600 Old Orchard Road 
Skokie, IL 60077

Telephone: (847) 470-7298

Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun: Closed