The Louis Bay 2nd Library offers Notary Public services for the benefit the community. 

The following guidelines will be followed in the provision of Notary Service:

  • Notary Services are usually available between 10:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Patrons seeking Notary Service should call the Library prior to their visit to ensure that the Notary is available. The Notary can be reached by calling 973-427-5745 x13.  Notary Service is not guaranteed to patrons who do not call in advance to make an appointment.
  • Notary Service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Valid government-issued photo identification is required of any customer seeking Notary Service.
  • There is a charge of $1.00 per document notarized. Cash and money orders are acceptable forms of payment. Checks and credit cards are not accepted.
  • Documents in any language other than English will not be notarized at this facility.
  • Certain public documents cannot be copied and notarized. Examples of these are birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates.
  • In situations where a witness is required the Library will not provide witnesses, and witnesses may not be solicited from patrons using the Library. In order to serve as a witness, the witness must personally know the individual whose document is being notarized and must be in possession of valid photo identification.
  • New Jersey law requires that a Notary and the customer seeking notarization be able to communicate directly with each other. The Library Notary is not permitted to make use of a translator to communicate with a Notary Service customer.
  • In accordance with New Jersey Notarial Law, Notaries will not provide service if the patron, 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.

Approved by the Board of Trustees: 11-Oct-2017