Free one-on-one counseling, as well as assistance on the telephone and internet to help individuals prepare basic tax forms.

Legal forms including bankruptcy, corporations, divorce, and real estate.

FAQs for legal issues.

Legal and regulatory information for America’s small businesses.

A government compendium of Federal programs, projects, services and activities.

General legal information for the public and also offers attorneys referrals or information on community law fairs.

The offcial site for the city of Chicago.

Find federal legislators.

Official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress from 1994 to the present.

Contact information for state and federal elected officials.

Access to motorist information, vehicle license services, state archives, and business services.

Find out who’s running for offices on your ballot and where the candidates stand on issues.

List of links to municipal, county, state, and federal offices. (Cook County)

Find out which U.S. government agency to contact.

A directory. (Louisiana State University and the Federal Depository Library Program)

The largest and most comprehensive index in the U.S. dedicated to banking/savings (deposits) information for consumers.

A comprehensive collection of legal forms. (PDF)

Information on each of the embassies in Washington D.C.

Federal forms by agency, form name, or keyword.

Resource for all government benefits.

Biographical information about elected and appointed officials in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government.

Federal loan information.

Your direct link to Illinois workforce services.

Includes Illinois Compiled Statutes and Public Acts.

Illinois Compiled Statutes include the laws governing Illinois.

Provides user-friendly legal information, educational materials and forms, self-help resources, and other related materials.

Free Illinois downloadable PDF legal forms.

Search for your district or local officials.

View the Statistical Yearbook, get INS forms and obtain information about renewing expiring Green cards.

Income tax, regulations, and forms.

Federal forms and publications.

A nonpartisan political organization.

Chicago Free civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly individuals.

Thousands of free downloadable PDF legal forms.

Supreme Court decisions. (Cornell University Law School)

Appeals forms.

Search documents, photos, and records.

Catalog and listings of U.S. and Canadian manufacturers.

Information on Medicare, private insurance plans, disability benefits and more.

A list of most Social Security forms.

Data about people, businesses, and geography given at the national, state, and county levels.

A directory of official state, country, and city government sites.

The official site for the state of Illinois.

A list of the elected officials in the executive branch of the Illinois government.

Starting and running a business in Illinois.

Search by name, phone, or agency.

The official site for the Supreme Court.

The official site of the White house and the presidential administration.

Full-text legislation, bill summaries, Congressional Record, and the Constitution.

Homepage of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Find information and forms.

Consulate and embassy information. Can also download and print passports here.

Directory to popular government reports on topics such as business, crime, education, energy, environment, health and transportation.

Allows you to access the complete text of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Official website for searching the U.S. Government.


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Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed



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Fossil Ridge Public Library serves the community in Braidwood, Illinois and the surrounding area.

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Phone: (815) 458-2187
Fax: (815) 458-2042
Address: 386 W. Kennedy Road,
Braidwood, IL 60408
Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 9am - 8pm
Fri. 9am - 5pm / Sat. 9am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Events

Be a library volunteer! Your time can be used toward school required community service hours. Grades 6 – 12 
Stop by with your friends and get your game on! Grades 6 – 12