Beebe Library provides limited notary public service for the convenience of library patrons. The availability of a notary is subject to the library’s staffing schedule and other library demands.
The only purpose which Library notaries will fulfill is to provide a notarial attestation for another person’s signature, and then only upon proper proof of the signatory’s identity and only if the signature is made in the employee’s presence.
Because notary service is ancillary to assisting the public with other library pursuits, the library limits notary transactions to ten minutes. To avoid the possibility that more than one staff member could be involved in litigation regarding a document both notarized and witnessed by library employees, the library declines to provide both a notary and a witness.
Library staff are not qualified to provide legal counsel. They are therefore not to propose revisions to, offer advice on or attempt to construe or interpret for patrons any of the documents which they are asked to notarize, but rather shall limit themselves to performing brief notarial services.
The library provides notary service free of charge, but donations to the Friends of Beebe Library are appreciated.
Adopted by the Board of Library Trustees October 15, 2009, Revised September 17, 2012.