Get a Document Notarized?

Notary Procedures

  1. The Library should have a Notary available all hours we are open. Please call to confirm at (847) 438-3433 x502.
  2. Notary services close fifteen minutes before the library closes.
  3. Please bring a current, unexpired photo identification with a signature issued by a U.S. state or federal government, such as a Driver’s License, State ID Card, U.S. Military ID, or U.S. Passport.
  4. Please do not sign the document beforehand. Documents must be signed in the Notary's presence.
  5. If witnesses are required in addition to a Notary, please provide your own witnesses. The Library is unable to supply witnesses for you.
  6. Documents must be in English and must be complete, without blank spaces.
  7. Due to changes in notarial law (effective June 1, 2009) we cannot notarize any real estate documents pertaining to Cook County.*
  8. Due to Illinois notary law, we are unable to certify copies.
  9. We are unable to complete or notarize government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

* If you need a Cook county real estate document notarized, Lavelle Law Ltd. in Schaumburg is fairly nearby. 

Other Locations Offering Notary Services

  1. Lake Zurich Currency Exchange Inc: 592 W IL Route 22, Lake Zurich (847) 438-0373 
  2. H&R Block1120 S Old Rand Rd, Lake Zurich (847) 438-4535
  3. UPS Store # 5876: 21720 W Long Grove Rd Suite C, Deer Park (847) 726-9696
  4. UPS Store # 1220: 830 W Route 22, Lake Zurich (847) 540-8550
  5. Lavelle Law Ltd.: 1933 N Meacham Rd Suite 600, Schaumburg, IL  (847) 705-7555

* We have been informed that none of these other locations will notarize government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

Other Notary Options

Mobile Notary: We are unable to go outside of the library in order to notarize a document. If you are in need of a mobile notary, please consult the following website: This is also a source to check for notaries who might fill out I-9 forms.

AppNotarize is the first on-demand remote, electronic notary service valid in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia. Notarize allows for remote notarization via video call. The app is free; however, each notarial act costs $25.00. 

App is available as a free download from:


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