Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Act

The Library's Operations Manager is the designated Freedom of Information Act Officer.

The Operations Manager may be reached 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Wauconda Area Library.

Please see below for the address.

To contact the FOIA Officer by phone, please call 847-526-6225.
Please note: information requests must be in writing; phone requests will not be honored.

To Request Information

Freedom of Information requests must be received in writing either in letter format or by email. They should be addressed to:

FOIA Officer
c/o the Operations Manager
Wauconda Area Library
801 N. Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084

Fax: 847-526-6244

Email requests can be sent by clicking here.

Fees for Copies

The first 50 pages black and white copies on letter or legal paper are free. Any pages after that will be charged at $.15. Colored copies or copies on paper sized other than legal or letter will be charged at the actual cost of reproduction. Cost of electronic records will be charged at the actual cost of the recording medium (i.e. disks, thumbdrives, etc.). Certified copies are $1.00.

About the Library

A brief description of our public body is as follows:

  1. The purpose of the Wauconda Area Library is to provide and promote a variety of library resources and services in response to the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of both the residential and business communities.

  2. The library serves all or portions of Island Lake, Lake Barrington, Lakemoor, Port Barrington, Volo and Wauconda. The official population of this library district is 28,941, based on the U.S. Census of 2020. To check your library district, access your property tax bill from the Lake County Assessment Office or the McHenry Township Tax Assessor. You can also contact the library by calling 847-526-6225

  3. Click here to see the library's most current annual report web page.

  4. The office is located at this address: 801 N. Main Street, Wauconda, IL 60084

  5. The Library's FOIA Guide posted in compliance with 5 ILCS 140/4 is accessible by clicking here. It is also available as a printed copy at the Adult Help Desk during the Library's open hours.