The Glenview Public Library offers free Notary Public Service at the Circulation Desk, seven days a week until 15 minutes before closing.
Although we will try to have someone available for notary services when we are open, we highly encourage you to call 847.729.7500 to confirm availability on that day. Our notary service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments necessary.
You must bring the following with you:
- Your completed unsigned documents. The document(s) should not be signed or dated ahead of time. All blank spaces, except for the signature, should be filled in prior to arriving for notarization. Notaries may not notarize a document with any blank spaces. You must sign the document(s) in front of the notary.
- Current 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.
- If witnesses are required in addition to a notary, please bring your own witnesses who have valid photo identification. The Library will not supply witnesses for you, and witnesses may not be solicited from patrons using the Library.
We cannot notarize:
- Documents of conveyance of real estate, mortgages, other real estate loans, documents or transactions of property transfers, including but not limited to refinancing or other types of real estate loans, purchases, sales, and beneficial interests in land trusts and deeds.
- Documents recorded by the county (i.e., birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificates, and citizenship or naturalization certificates). You must request a certified copy from the county clerk, local registrar, or State Department of Public Health/Vital Records.
- Visa and immigration paperwork
- Documents from foreign governments
- Documents in any language other than English
- A “certified copy” (verifying a copy of an original)
- Military IDs or government common access cards (CAC)
- I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification forms
Library Staff who serve as a notary will:
- Follow the notary laws of the State of Illinois.
- Not give legal advice or counseling regarding the documents for notarization.
- Verify your identity and signature on legal documents, NOT the content of your document.
- Not provide service if the requestor, document, or circumstance of the request raises an issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt, or uncertainty for the Library. In this event, the notary public, at their sole discretion, may decline to provide notary public service.
- Not be permitted to use a translator to communicate with a notary service patron.