Schedule of Fees for Copies of Public Records, pursuant to Section 6 of the Freedom of Information Act [5 ILCS 140]

 

Fees for copies of public records shall be imposed by the Library according to the following standard scale of fees. However, in calculating its actual cost for reproducing a public record or for the use of the equipment of the Library to reproduce a public record, the Library shall not include the cost of any search for and review of the public record or other personnel costs associated with reproducing the public record.

 

Requests for commercial purposes or requests in the public interest may be handled in a different manner than described herein, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.

 

When a person requests a copy of a public record maintained in an electronic format, the Library shall furnish it in the electronic format specified by the requester, if feasible.

 

If it is not feasible to furnish a public record in the specified electronic format, then the Library shall furnish it in the format in which it is maintained by the public body, or in paper format at the option of the requester.

 

If a public record is furnished in electronic format, then the following schedule of charges shall apply:

 

· Attachment to e-mail = Free of charge

 

· A different recording medium (CD-R, diskette, etc.) = The Library shall charge its actual cost for

  purchasing the recording medium.

 

If a public record is furnished in paper format, then the following schedule of charges shall apply:

 

· Pages 1–50 (black-and-white), defined as one side of a sheet of letter- or legal-sized paper = Free of

  charge

 

· Pages 50+ (black-and-white), defined as one side of a sheet of letter- or legal-sized paper = 10¢ per

  page

 

· Pages 1+ (black-and-white), other sizes of paper = The Library shall charge its actual cost for reproducing

  the public record.

 

· Pages 1+ (color), any size paper = The Library shall charge its actual cost for reproducing the public

  record.

 

If the requester wishes the Library to certify a public record, then the following schedule of

  charges shall apply: Certifying a public record = $1.00