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How To File a Freedom of Information Request

The following are instructions on how to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Matteson Area Public Library District.

1.  Please make your request for records in writing. The Matteson Area Public Library District does not require the completion of a standard form for this purpose. You may submit your written request by mail, fax or email.
Or you can use the Freedom Of Information Form here!
Please direct your request to:

FOIA Officer: ATTN: Dwayne Shipp
Matteson Area Public Library District
801 S. School Avenue
Matteson, IL  60443
Fax – 708-748-0579
Email – mtslib@mapld.org

2.  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 Matteson Area Public Library District, you may call our office at 708-748-4431 to be directed to the proper person.

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

4. There is no fee for up to 50 pages of standard paper copies. For pages beyond 50, there is a 15-cent-per-page-charge.

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