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Notary Public Guidelines

  • Notary public service is provided at no charge by authorized library staff. Patrons seeking Notary Service should call the Library at 847-362-2330 an hour prior to their visit to ensure a Notary is available.
  • Notary services are provided on Library premises only.
  • Notary Service is not guaranteed.
  • Notary Services are a courtesy provided by the Library and not the Notary’s primary duty; therefore, the notary may ask the person(s) to wait while the Notary attends to a patron at the desk, takes a telephone call or tends to other library matters.
  • Notaries are regulated by the Illinois Notary Laws and will not notarize documents that do not follow such laws and regulations. Notaries are not authorized to prepare or complete documents for others, nor give legal advice on any matter relating to a document.
  • Notary Service is NOT available for:
    • government Form I-9
    • Employment Eligibility Verification.
  • A valid photo ID with a signature is required. A current driver’s license or passport is recommended.
  • A document must not be signed beforehand. Documents must be signed in the Notary’s presence.
  • The person who will sign the document must be sure that the document is completely filled out, leaving no blanks other than where the customer will sign the document, before appearing before the Notary. Notaries may not notarize any document with blank spaces.
  • Documents in any language other than English will not be notarized at this facility.
  • In accordance with Illinois Notarial Law, Notaries will not provide service if the patron’s document or circumstances of the request for Notary Service raise any issues of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt, or uncertainty for the Library. In this event, the Library Notary may at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide Notary Service.
  • In accordance with Illinois Notarial Law, the Notary may ask the patron to sign their Notary Public Record Book. Service for patrons who decline to sign the Record Book will not be provided.
  • Notary service is not available within 15 minutes of the Library closing.

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