Resources from the Library

What is a Business Librarian?

Our Business Librarian is trained to help small businesses, nonprofits and job seekers find the information they need to make decisions. When you Book a Librarian, you’ll be connected with resources and services that match your needs.

  • Small Business: starting, running and succession for small business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Nonprofit: leaders and staff can find connection with grant writing workshops and resources for organizational growth and change
  • Job Seekers: resources are available for job seekers at any point in their search process

Business Info Services

Available online by appointment

Book a Librarian for individual consultations, or attend a class and learn with your peers.

The Business Librarian can help you find information on…
Developing a new business or nonprofit
Working through challenges of a current business or nonprofit
Planning a grant seeking strategy
Locating job-seeking resources

Available by appointment only

JCLS is pleased to offer notary services at no charge in English and Spanish. Please be sure to read all information in the drop-down tabs below. Spanish language services are available at the White City branch.

Public Notice:
Jackson County Library Services staff notaries are not attorneys licensed to practice law. JCLS staff notaries are not allowed to draft legal records, give advice on legal matters including immigration, or charge a fee for those activities.
JCLS staff notaries do not charge a fee for notarial acts. This notice applies to services provided in English and Spanish.

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

JCLS provides notary services by appointment only in

Ashland
Eagle Point (Coming Soon)
Medford
Rogue River
White City (Español)

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.

Limitations

Library notaries are not able to

Notarize I-9 forms
Make or note a commercial protest
Make copies or certify copies of:
-Birth certificates
-Death certificates
-Marriage certificates
-Divorce certificates
Prepare a legal document
Give advice about legal matters, including immigration
Notarize documents in which they have a personal interest
Library staff cannot act as a credible witness, and credible witnesses may not be solicited from patrons using the Library.

Doubt or Uncertainty

Library notaries will not provide notarial services if the document or circumstances of the request for notary services raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty for the Library. In such an event, a Library notary may decline to provide services.

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.

Other Notary Services Available Without Charge

Your bank
Ashland Community Resource Center

Not Currently Available

Library meeting rooms—large and small—throughout JCLS branches


Programs and Events

Grantwriting: An Intensive Workshop Series | Spring, Fall

Job Seeking: Local Help and Resources | Summer, Winter

Business and nonprofit book discussions | Monthly


Business and Nonprofit Book Collection

e-books | e-audiobooks | print

Planning, Management, Systems

Resilience, Success, Growth

Organizational Management, Leadership, Change


Research Databases

The Foundation Center empowers you to connect with the right foundations to strengthen community services at your organization. Access over 140,000 foundation profiles. View giving subject focuses, and LinkedIn connections to officers and directors to grow your nonprofit network. And find each foundation’s history of giving to individual nonprofits. With this powerful tool at your fingertips, you can begin the path toward successful grant writing.

*In Library Use Only – Medford Branch – Or fill out this short form to request remote research assistance.

The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. This database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more

Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and personal interests. Connect to 4,000+ on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors. Access available to Full Service (including Non-Resident) card holders only. eCard holders may upgrade to a Full Service card by visiting any branch.


Financial Information Resources for
Families and Individuals

Recursos de Información Financiera para
Familias e Individuos

Everyone needs information about how to manage our financial wellbeing. The resources listed here are
designed to help you along your way as you plan for your future, support a family, recover from financial fraud
or natural disasters, etc. The information here was curated with guidance from FINRA (Financial Industry
Regulatory Authority) and the ALA (American Library Association).

Todos necesitan información sobre cómo manejar nuestro bienestar financiero. Los recursos listados aquí
están diseñados para ayudarle conforme planea su futuro, mantener a la familia, recuperarse de un fraude
financiero o desastres naturales, etc. La información aquí se seleccionó con la guía de FINRA (Financial
Industry Regulatory Authority) y ALA (American Library Association).


Business Librarian

Elanna Erhardt Portrait

Elanna Erhardt, MLIS
205 S. Central Ave
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 734-3992