Notary Public Services

Notary Public Services

The Boston Public Library provides notary services to the public in person at the Central Library in Copley Square and select Boston Public Library Branches.

You Will Need:

  • The document(s) you need notarized
    • Make sure the document(s) is/are complete.
    • Do not sign your name until notary tells you to do so.
  • Proof of your identity
    • You may use a state-issued ID card, driver's license, passport, or another government-issued photo ID.
    • Ensure the name on your ID matches the name on your document(s).
  • All signers to be physically present
    • Every individual who will sign the document(s) must bring a proper ID.
  • To be aware and willing to sign
    • Notaries will check you and each member of your party for willingness to sign the document(s) and that you are mentally aware and alert.
    • If you, or anyone in your party, do not understand the details of your transaction, or if you are uncertain about signing the document(s), please resolve this before your appointment.

Branch Locations

At this time, staff can only notarize documents in English. Please schedule an appointment before visiting.

Call the Grove Hall Branch at 617.427.3337 to schedule an appointment.

Call the Jamaica Plain Branch at (617) 524-2053 or schedule an appointment online.

Call the Fields Corner Branch at 617-436-2155 or email to schedule an appointment.

Call the West End Branch at 617.523.3957 to schedule an appointment.

Central Library at Copley Square

To schedule your appointment at the Central Library, read the following and fill out the form below to contact us. A staff member will reach out to you within 3-5 business days to schedule your appointment. Currently, notaries at the Central Library can accommodate appointments 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. At this time, staff can only notarize documents in English. Walk-ins at the Central Library in Copley Square are not accepted.

Other Notary Resources

If staff cannot accommodate your request for an appointment, you can try these other locations:

  • City and town halls
  • Courts
  • Banks
  • Law offices
  • Insurance companies
  • Drug stores and pharmacies
  • In the phone book under "Notary Public"
  • Retail stores or delivery services such as Staples, FedEx, or UPS
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