The Burlington County Library System offers free notary public services
for the benefit of the residents of our community. The service is available
at our Main Library, Bordentown, Cinnaminson, Evesham, Pemberton, and Maple
Shade branches.. To ensure the availability of a
notary, please call ahead.
The following guidelines will be followed in the provision of Notary Service:
- Library notaries are scheduled during the library's hours of operation.
Notary service is not available thirty (30) minutes prior to the
time of closing.
- It is recommended that customers seeking
notary service call the library prior to their visit to ensure that a
notary is available at that time.
- Notary service is provided on a first-come, first-serve
- Government issued photo identification is required of any customer
seeking notary service.
- Notary service is limited to three (3) documents
per person, per visit.
- The library will not provide witnesses, and witnesses may not
be solicited from customers using the library. In order to serve
as a witness, the witness must personally know the person whose
document is being notarized and must be in possession of valid photo
- Documents in any language other than English
will not be notarized at any of our facilities.
- New Jersey law requires that a notary and
the customer seeking notarization be able to communicate directly
with each other. Library notaries are not permitted to make use of a
translator to communicate with a notary service customer.
- Notary service is not
available for deeds, wills, living wills, living trusts, codicils,
mortgages or depositions.
- Certain public
documents cannot be copied and notarized. Examples of these are
birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, passports
and divorce documents.
- In accordance with
New Jersey Notarial Law, notaries will not provide service if the
customer, document or circumstances of the request for notary service
raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty for
the library. In this event,
the library notary may, at his/her sole discretion,
decline to provide notary service.
Service on evenings and weekends is by appointment only.
If you have questions about the notarization of a document, call and speak
with the notary before coming to the library.