Notary Service

The Center Point Library offers free Notary services for the benefit of the residents of our community.

Library notaries are usually available Monday through Friday only, during operating hours. Please call to verify that a Notary is available before you come in. (319) 849-1509. 

The library cannot always guarantee notary availability. 

All document signers must personally appear and must have a valid government-issued photo identification when seeking Notary service.

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.