Notary Service

Notary Service

Marion Public Library offers free (limited) Notary Public services for the benefit of the residents of our community.

Library notaries are usually available weekdays between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., by appointment, when the library is open. Appointments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments may be made online or by calling the Information Desk, 319-377-3412.  A twenty-four hour notice is required for an appointment. 

The library cannot always guarantee notary availability. Notary appointments are not available after 5 P.M.  or on weekends.

-Valid government-issued photo identification is required of any patron seeking Notary service.

- Notary service is limited to three (3) documents per person, per visit, per day.

- Notary service is on a first-come, first-served basis.

-Notaries cannot pre-date or post-date any action, prepare a legal document, give advice on legal matters, or Notarize documents in which they have a personal interest.

Notary service is NOT available for:

  • Government form I-9
  • Wills
  • Documents of conveyance of real estate, mortgages, other real estate loans, documents or transactions or property transfers, including but not limited to refinancing or other types of real estate loans, purchases, sales, and beneficial interests in land trusts or deeds.

-The Library will not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from customers using the library. A witness must (previously) personally know the person needing the service of the Notary. This individual must also provide valid photo identification.

-The information must be clearly written. The Library Notary and the patron requesting Notary service must be able to clearly communicate directly with each other. Notaries are not permitted to make use of a translator to communicate from the customer requesting Notary services.

-Notaries will not provide service if the patron, the document or any circumstances of the request for Notary service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty for the Library.

Should a problem appear/occur, the library notary may at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide Notary service.

Notary services are also available at the following community establishments (Call ahead for information):

  • Banks and Credit Unions
  • Shipping stores
  • Courthouse
  • Tax offices
  • Real Estate and Insurance Companies