Do you have a document to notarize?  The library offers free notarization service.  With proper photo identification provided, an official Notary Public will verify the signatures on legal documents. Please call the library at 847-526-6225 to confirm that a Notary is on staff and available to help you.

  • Please bring current photo identification with a signature such as a Driver’s License, State ID, Passport, or US Military ID
  • Do not sign the document beforehand. Documents must be signed in front of the Notary.
  • If witnesses are required in addition to a Notary, please bring your own witnesses with current photo identification with a signature. Wauconda Area Library is unable to supply witnesses for you.
  • Due to changes in notarial law (effective June 1, 2009) we are unable to notarize any real estate documents pertaining to Cook County.*
  • We are unable to complete or notarize government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.*
  • We cannot notarize documents recorded by the County (e.g. birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates).

*For Cook County real estate documents and I-9 forms, see to find a mobile notary near you.

Please note: notary services are being discontinued by the Library effective April 15, 2020. For other free notary services nearby, see the list below. Please call ahead if traveling to any of the below agencies to confirm a notary is available. 

Wauconda Township

505 W. Bonner Rd. Wauconda, IL 60084

(847) 526-2631

M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wauconda Community Bank

505 W. Liberty St. Wauconda, IL 60084

(847) 487-2500

M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ; Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ela Area Public Library

275 Mohawk Trail Lake Zurich, IL 60047 

Call ahead to confirm - (847) 438-3433 x502

M-Th 9:00 a.m. - 9:090 p.m. ; Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ; Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ; Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fremont Public Library

1170 N. Midlothian Rd Mundelein, IL 60060

Call ahead to confirm - (847) 566-8702

M-Th 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. ; Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ; Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ; Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.