Notary Public

Professional staff (Librarian or Librarian Trainee) who hold a valid New York State Notary License are available on-site to provide notary services to patrons who visit the library. Patrons who visit the library for notary services are subject to the parameters set forth herein:

  • Policy Notary Public services are offered during regular library hours.
  • Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome, subject to the availability of onsite notaries.
  • A patron is limited to 10 notarizations per day. A notarization consists of one signature, one stamp and one seal.
  • Any patron utilizing the library’s notary services must personally appear, present a valid New York State driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification and sign before the notary public.
  • The library’s notary service is not available for deeds, and other real estate documents (i.e. mortgages and satisfactions of mortgages), wills, living wills, trusts, codicils, powers of attorney or depositions.
  • The library will not provide witnesses, and witnesses may not be solicited from other staff members or patrons using the library. In order to serve as a witness, the witness must personally know the person whose document is being notarized and must be in possession of valid New York State driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification.
  • Documents in any language other than English will not be notarized at the library.
  • Library notary publics are not attorneys licensed to practice law, and he/she may not give legal advice.
  • The library does not charge for a notarization but will accept a donation if one is made.
  • In its discretion, the library reserves its right to decline to provide notary services to a patron.

Library notary publics are not attorneys licensed to practice law, and he/she may not give legal advice.

Read the library’s full Notary Public Services Policy
(adopted: Oct 18, 2023)



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