Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request

The following are instructions on how to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Bridgeview Public Library:

Please make your request for records in writing. The Bridgeview Public Library does not require the completion of a standard form for this purpose. You may submit your written request by mail, fax or e-mail. 

Please direct your request to:
FOIA Officer – Chris Sebuck
Bridgeview Public Library
7840 W 79th St
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Fax: (708) 458-3553
Please be as specific as possible when describing the records you are seeking. Remember, the Freedom of Information Act is designed to allow you to inspect or receive copies of records; it is not designed to require a public body to answer questions. To the extent that you wish to ask questions of a representative of the Bridgeview Public Library, you may call (708) 458-2880.

Please tell us whether you would like copies of the requested records, or whether you wish to examine the records in person during normal operating hours. You have the right to either option.

There is no fee for up to 50 pages of standard black and white paper copies. For pages beyond 50, there is a charge of $0.15 per page.  The cost for certifying a record is $1.00.

You are permitted to ask for a waiver of copying fees. To do so, include the following statement (or a similar statement) in your written FOIA request: "I request a waiver of all fees associated with this request.” In addition, you must include a specific explanation as to why your request for information is in the public interest—not simply your personal interest—and merits a fee waiver. 

Please include your name, preferred telephone number(s), mailing address, and, if you wish, your electronic mail address.