Notary services are available at the library during business hours—no appointment necessary.
How It Works
The library director is a trained notary public and can witness the signing of legal documents such as wills, deeds or powers of attorney.
Notaries screen the signers of documents for their:
- True identity
- Willingness to sign without duress or intimidation
- Awareness of the contents of the document or transaction
What to Bring
Patrons must bring a valid, current photo ID, and all signers must be present at signing. No documents should be signed before visiting the branch.
There is no cost for the library to notarize documents.
Please be aware that St. Ignace Public Library will follow these guidelines:
- Notaries may decline to notarize a document if it is prepared in a format unfamiliar to the notary, or they cannot be certain of the identity or mental capacity of the signer.
- Notarization of wills, deeds, and power of attorney documents will be done solely at the discretion of the notary.
- Notaries will not notarize documents requiring verification of facts.
- Our notaries do not act as authorized representatives for employers to verify the employment eligibility of employees, including the I-9.
- Photo identification should be provided by all signers, even if the signer is “known.” Acceptable forms of ID are: 1) a United States passport, 2) a United States passport card, 3) a certificate of United States citizenship, 4) a certificate of naturalization, 5) a foreign passport, 6) an alien registration card with photograph, 7) a state-issued driver’s license, 8) a state-issued identification card, or 9) a United States military identification card. Photo IDs must be current and written in a language the notary understands. If an ID is not familiar to the notary, the notary has the option to refuse acceptance.
- Notaries may not administer an oath to a non-English speaker.
If we are unable to provide notary services for you, we can supply a list of other notaries in the area.
For more information, contact the St. Ignace Public Library at 906-643-8318
The following website may also assist you in finding a notary.
Michigan Notary Public Search– Michigan Department of State Notary Public Search of all active notaries.
Monday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Thursday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 3 PM