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Policies govern many aspects of Glen Ellyn Public Library and are approved by Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees may modify or amend these policies at any time.

Search Warrants Policy

Last Revised: January 18, 2021

Glen Ellyn Public Library will cooperate with Law Enforcement Officials to allow access to items within the scope of the Search Warrant while at the same time seeking to protect the rights of patrons in accordance with the Illinois Library Records Confidentiality Act (75 ILCS 70/1-2)

Designated Library Official

The Library Director will handle all requests to search library records pursuant to a Search Warrant. In the absence of the Library Director, the individuals holding the following staff positions will respond to the Search Warrant:

  • Adult Director
  • Youth Director
  • Materials Processing Manager
  • Business Manager

Identify Serving Officer

The Library Director will request identification form the Law Enforcement Officials and record their names, badge numbers and agencies.

Review Warrant for Content

The Library Director will review the Search Warrant when served and will contact library legal counsel for consultation concerning the scope of the Warrant and compliance procedures.
Library Legal Counsel Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins (312) 984-6400

  • Dennis Walsh
  • Kenneth Friker

Request the Presence of Library Legal Counsel

The Library Director will ask the Law Enforcement Officials to wait until the library Legal Counsel is present before beginning the search.

Cooperate with Officials

The Library Director will cooperate with Law Enforcement Officials to help identify the records/evidence falling within the scope of the Search Warrant.

No Access to Other Records

The Library Director will not permit access to records beyond the scope of the Search Warrant, i.e. records not specifically identified in the Search Warrant.

Record Evidence Viewed or Taken

The Library Director will record all records or evidence viewed, copied, or removed from the library pursuant to the search. The searching Officer will be asked to sign a statement verifying this record. Refusal by the searching Officer to verify their actions, in writing, will be noted.

No Disclosure of Search

No person will disclose the receipt of the Search Warrant or the search to anyone except the Library Director and / or library Legal Counsel.

Provide the Policy

To assist the Law Enforcement Officials a copy of this Search Warrant Policy will be provided promptly to the Officials upon their arrival at the library.

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