Taxes at the Library


All of AARP's tax assistance appointments at the library have been filled. No additional slots will be added. The waiting list is very long, so we suggest that you pursue other avenues to complete your taxes.

Tax Form Illustration

Paper Tax Forms

Paper tax forms are available upstairs in Adult & Teen Services by the elevator.


  • Federal 1040 & 1040-SR
    Part of a booklet with schedules 1, 2, 3, and LEP
  • Illinois 1040


  • Instruction books for Federal 1040 available
  • Illinois 1040 instruction books limited
    We will not be receiving more, but there is a reference copy at the reference desk that you can use.

Other Forms

We can print out copies of other tax forms.

  • First 6 pages free
  • Additional pages 10¢ per page

Tax Forms on a Desktop Computer


If you are capable of doing your taxes online yourself and just need a computer, check in at the Adult & Teen Services desk upstairs. If you let us know you are doing your taxes, we can extend your time on the computer.

We cannot assist you in any way with navigating tax websites or answering tax questions.


Do I File?

To determine if you are required to file a federal return, use Do I Need to File a Tax Return? at

How Do I File?

The following options are available to you to file your federal taxes depending on income: IRS Free File Online Options at
Income $72,000 & Below
  • Free federal tax filing on an IRS partner site
  • State tax filing (free with some offers)
  • Guided preparation – simply answer questions
  • Online service does all the math
Income Above $72,000
  • Free electronic forms you fill out and file yourself
  • No state tax filing
  • You should know how to prepare paper forms
  • Basic calculations with limited guidance

Illinois State

Illinois income taxes can be filed for free at MyTax Illinois.