The Samuel J. Wood Library offers Notary Public service for WCM and NYPH-Cornell community. The free service is available by appointment only during the hours listed below:
Monday- Friday 8am-12n and 1pm-3pm
Saturday 11am-2pm and 4pm-6pm
Sunday 1pm-3pm and 4pm-6pm
Please call 646-962-2570 on the day you are planning to come to make an appointment, and please have your WCM/NYPH ID card with you when you come.
Please read the following guidelines before using our Notary service:
1. Please bring a valid, government-issued photo ID card - i.e., a current, valid passport, a current, valid drivers or non- drivers license, or a US military ID card.
2. All documents must be completely filled out in advance except for where your signature is needed.
3. All documents must be in English.
4. If a witness is required, the person requesting Notary service is responsible for providing a witness. The witness will also need acceptable photo ID as listed above. The Library will not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from customers using the Library.
Please note the following exceptions:
1. A notary cannot notarize documents that have already been signed.
2. In accordance with New York State Law, a notary cannot perform Copy Certification (confirm that a reproduction of an original document is a true reproduction, ex: birth certificate, marriage certificate). You must visit the State-issuing offices for these services.
3. Notary service is not available for power of attorney, mortgage documents, deeds, wills, living wills, living trusts, codicils, depositions or vital records. These types of documents can require specialized knowledge and are beyond the scope of this service.
4. The notary cannot perform oaths of office.
Please be advised that the person performing this service retains the right to refuse notary service at his or her discretion.
Additional Notaries are available in the following locations:
Main entrance 68th street
*Will NOT notarize financial documents
Jeff Lewis and Associates
200 E 74th Street
New York, NY 10021
1091 3rd Ave (64th St. and 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10065