Notary Public Services

Free Notary Public Services are available during regular library hours, up until 30 minutes before closing and are based on the availability of certified notary publics on staff, some of whom are bilingual in English and Spanish.

The service provided is on a first-come, first-serve basis and only to individuals; it is not available for businesses or organizations. A library card is not required.

This service is not available for all documents. Documents that require technical or legal knowledge are beyond the scope of this simple, free service and cannot be notarized. Library notaries reserve the right to decline service if the documents, identification, or other circumstances of the request for notary service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, or doubt.

Legal documents must be in a language that the certified notary public can read and speak. The Library will make every effort to have both English and Spanish certified notary publics, but the availability for Spanish reading/speaking notary publics may be limited. Documents must also contain a notarial certificate, pre-printed statement for notary to fill in.

Please keep in mind the following:

  • DO NOT sign your document in advance. All documents need to be signed in the presence of a notary. The document should be filled out prior to meeting with the notary, leaving no blanks other than signature and notary statement.
  • Every notarized signature must have the signer present.
  • Government-issued photo identification must be provided at the time of service.
  • If the document must be witnessed, you will be required to provide your own witnesses.
  • Some documents (e.g. passports, birth, death, or marriage certificates and I-9 forms) cannot be notarized at the library.
  • You must bring the complete document.

To learn more about this new service, read our full Notary Public Services Policy.

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