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As a public institution supported by public funds, the Clifton Public Library complies with the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Written requests for library records can be directed to:
Vicki Shell, FOIA Officer
Clifton Public Library
P. O. Box 452
Clifton, IL 60927
As outlined in The Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 120/1, as amended by Public Act 96-542, effective Jan. 1, 2010), patron records and circulation records are exempt from FOIA requests.
Library records are maintained in accordance with current policies and the statutes of the State of Illinois. Permanent records include:
Illinois Public Library Annual Reports
Librarian Annual Reports
Annual Treasurer’s Report
Additional records are maintained for varying lengths of time as dictated in the policies.
The library is currently working on digitizing all permanent records. Expect to see these records available digitally on this website.