The library offers free Notary services. Please call the location for availability. (Main Library 740-477-1644; Younkin Branch Library 740-983-8856)

Notaries adhere to the Ohio Revised Code Section 147 and all other applicable regulations and laws.


Individuals must bring a valid, government-issued photo ID and unsigned documents to be notarized.

Documents must be signed in the presence of the notary public. Library staff will only notarize witnessed signatures.

Library staff performing notary service on behalf of the library reserve the right to refuse notarizing documents for any legal reason.


Exceptions - The following documents cannot be notarized by library staff:

Mortgage and housing refinance documents

Final wills

Notary protests

Homeland Security I-9 forms

Titles without buyer address and name

The State of Ohio does not allow Notary Publics to certify vital records and documents. Vital records include but are not limited to passports, marriage certificates, and birth certificates.

Notary Publics can notarize a statement by an individual that a photocopy is indeed a copy of the original document in question.