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 or by calling the Reference Desk at (847) 438-3433 x502.

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.