Notary Service

Beginning April 1, notary appointments are required.  Walk-in service is not available. 

The library offers free Notary Public services at the Reference Desk on the second floor. Appointments can be requested online.

Notary Guidelines

  • Please bring a valid government-issued photo ID.
  • Do not sign the document(s) beforehand; you must sign them in the presence of the Notary.
  • If your document(s) requires a witness, please provide your own. The library cannot provide witnesses.  
  • In accordance with the Illinois Notary Law of 2023, the notary will need to make a journal entry of the notary transaction.
  • We do not provide electronic / remote notary services.

We Cannot Notarize

  • Cook County real estate transactions or documents
  • USCIS Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
  • We cannot certify copies
  • Documents that are not in English


Please contact the Reference Desk at (847) 438-3433 x502, by email or chat, or in person.