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Available Services

Library notaries can perform the following acts

  • Acknowledgement
  • Verification of oath or affirmation
  • Witnessing or attesting a signature
  • Certifying to a copy of a document

How to Prepare

Do not sign your document until you are talking with a notary.

Know what type of notarial act you need.
Talk to the organization that requires notarization of your document(s).
If you’re not sure, read the Notary Bulletin Most Common Types of Notarizations

What to bring:
Government-issued photo identification
Driver License, Passport, or a credible witness who can provide valid photo identification and swear to or affirm your identity.
All individuals signing a document must be present and provide valid photo identification, including minors.


Library notaries are NOT able to

  • Notarize wills – Click HERE for more details.
  • Notarize I-9 or other immigration forms
  • Make or note a commercial protest
  • Make or certify copies of:
    • Birth certificates
    • Death certificates
    • Marriage certificates
    • Divorce certificates
  • Give advice about legal matters
  • Library staff cannot act as witnesses, and you may not solicit witnesses from patrons using the library

Language Limitations

Notaries must be able to read and understand what they have been asked to notarize.
Notaries are unable to notarize documents in any languages other than English or Spanish.
The notary and the individual whose documents are being notarized must be able to communicate directly without a translator.