Notary Public

GHPLD has a Notary Public on staff during select operational hours.  There is no charge for this service. Please review the following guidelines regarding our notary service:

  1. Please bring 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.
  2. Please do not sign the document beforehand.  Documents must be signed in the Notary’s presence.
  3. If witnesses are required in addition to a Notary, please provide your own witnesses.  The Library is unable to supply witnesses for you.
  4. Documents must be in English and must be complete, without blank spaces.
  5. Due to changes in notarial law (effective June 1, 2009) we are unable to notarize any real estate documents.
  6. Due to Illinois notary law, we are unable to certify copies.
  7. We are unable to complete or notarize government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

Services are typically available between 10am-4pm Monday-Friday, however we strongly encourage you to confirm availability and make an appointment by calling 708-598-8446.