Salina Public Library offers limited, free notary services to its patrons.

Notary services are provided by appointment only. Please call 785-833-9200, or email to schedule an appointment. If you do not arrive at the scheduled time, the appointment will be canceled after 15 minutes. Patrons seeking notarizations must bring:

  • Unsigned documents to be notarized. The signer must appear in person at the time of the notarization and will be asked to sign in the presence of the notary. The notary is responsible for witnessing the signature and verifying the identity of the signer.
  • Originals of any documents to be copied and notarized:
  • Valid photo identification: Photo IDs must be current and in a language the notary understands. Acceptable forms of ID include:
    • United States passport
    • United States passport card
    • Certificate of United States citizenship
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Foreign passport
    • Alien Registration Card with photograph
    • State-issued Driver’s License
    • State-issued Identification Card
    • Uniformed Services Identification Card.

Notaries reserve the right to decline service if any of the above guidelines are not met, if there are concerns about the authenticity of the documents, or if the individual(s) signing the documents appear to be unaware of what they are signing or under duress.

  • Notaries cannot notarize I-9 forms.
  • Notaries cannot help determine which document you may need.
  • Notaries cannot select the type of notarization or certificate for a given document.
  • Notaries cannot prepare a document or give advice on how to fill out a document.

Any witnesses required:

  • Library staff cannot serve as witnesses. Patrons are not allowed to ask other library patrons to serve as their witnesses.
  • In order to serve as a witness, the witness must be personally known to the individual whose documents are being notarized.
  • All witnesses must bring valid photo identification as described above.

The notary is not authorized to notarize wills, trusts or power of attorney documents.

A notary public is not duly trained or certified to practice law. Therefore, notaries are unable to prepare a document or give advice on how to fill out, draft, or complete a document; provide legal counseling or advice in any legal matter.

How to prepare for notarization