Notary Services

Many legal documents require a Notary to serve as an impartial third party so that a document can be signed in the absence of both parties involved.

The Twinsburg Public Library provides free Notary services. We typically have Notaries available during normal business hours, but we do not guarantee that a Notary will be on staff at all hours. Please call us at (330) 425-4268 ext. 4 to verify if a Notary will be present. Appointments are strongly recommended.

In order to have a document notarized, you will need to produce a valid photo ID that includes a physical description, such as a driver's license, state ID, passport, or military ID.

Notaries adhere to the Ohio Revised Code; Section 147


Although we do not require appointments for documents that are less than 5 pages, an appointment is the best way to guarantee service at a time that is convenient for you. We do require appointments for documents that exceed 5 pages. A Notary is not always available during all business hours. Please call (330) 425-4268 ext. 4 to request an appointment.

Documents We Will Not Notarize

  • Mortgage, Housing Refinance, and other Real Estate documents: Signing agents for real estate documents require additional training. Our notaries are not trained as signing agents.
  • Final Wills
  • Notary Protests
  • Homeland Security I-9 forms
  • Foreign Documents written in any language other than English
  • Titles without buyer address and name (state law requires this section complete, regardless of circumstance)

We reserve the right to refuse notarizing documents for any legal reason or reason pertaining to Library operation.
NOTE: In the State of Ohio, we cannot certify documents. We will not certify copies of birth certificates, marriages, death certificates, divorce, or naturalization certificates.

Special Note on Foreign Passport Renewals

Due to the amount of time needed to complete notarial acts for Foreign Passport renewals, we REQUIRE appointments—no exceptions.

Before you come to your appointment:
The State of Ohio does not allow Notary Publics to certify vital records and documents. Vital records include, but are not limited, to passports, marriage certificates and birth certificates.

Instead, Notary Publics can notarize a statement by the individual that the photocopy is indeed a copy of the original document.

What does this mean?
We cannot certify documents. We can only notarize signatures.

What should I do?
If you choose to have your statement notarized, write the following on the photocopy or attached page:

I, (your name), attest that this is a true and exact copy of the original document, which is a (type of document, such as a passport), made on (the date you copied it).

Do not sign the document until you are in the presence of a notary. Please bring the original documents with you to the appointment, as the Notary must be able to inspect it.

How much time does it take?
Typically, Foreign Passport Renewals take 45 minutes to an hour to complete. Please allow this much time.