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Library Services


This is the Library Services page

Below are the services that the Hoboken Public Library offers

Library Card information.
  All information relating to your library card

Catalogue and Database Services
  All information you need to find anything.

Computer and Resume Tutorials
  Tutorials for mastering the he skills you'll need from the computer basics to resume writing and everything in between.

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Notary Services
Notary Public services are by appointment for the benefit of the residents of our community.

The following guidelines will be followed in the provision of Notary Service:

  • Notary Service is available by appointment for the hours the Library Notary is available during the Library's hours of operation. 
  • It is recommended that customers seeking Notary Service call the Library prior to their visit to ensure that a Notary is available at that time and to make an appointment. The Library can be reached by calling 201-420-2347.
  • Notary Service is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Valid photo identification is required of any customer seeking Notary Service.  The customer must be a Hoboken resident AND have a Hoboken Public Library card.
  • Notary Service is limited to three (3) documents per person, per visit.
  • The Library will not provide witnesses, and witnesses may not be solicited from customers using the Library. In order to serve as a witness, the witness must personally know the person whose document is being notarized and must be in possession of valid photo identification.
  • Documents in any language other than English will not be notarized at this facility.
  • New Jersey law requires that a Notary and the customer seeking notarization be able to communicate directly with each other. Library Notaries are not permitted to make use of a translator to communicate with a Notary Service customer.
  • Notary Service is not available for Deeds, Wills, Living Wills, Living Trusts, Codicils or Depositions.
  • Certain public documents cannot be copied and notarized. Examples of these are birth certificates, death certificates and marriage certificates.
  • In accordance with New Jersey Notarial Law, Notaries will not provide service if the customer, document or circumstances of the request for Notary Service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty for the Library. In this event, the Library Notary may, at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide Notary Service.

    Proctoring Services at Hoboken Public Library

    Hoboken Public Library Reference Librarians will serve as proctors for exams taken by distance learners residing in Hoboken within the following guidelines:
    · Proctoring is a free service.
    · A minimum of one-week advance notice is required. In addition, all test taking requirements must be received from the issuing educational institution before any tests are taken. Although all efforts will be made to proctor exams as scheduled, tests may need to be rescheduled if reference librarians are not available due to illness or other reasons.
    · Exams will be scheduled during normal library hours of service when a reference librarian is available to proctor the exam.

    Proctoring consists of:
    o Checking identification of student taking the exam.
    o Noting the time that an exam was started and completed in the
    o Signing the required school supplied documentation.
    o Examinations will be taken near the reference desk.
    o The exam proctor will be one of the Reference Librarians or the Young Adult Librarian if the test taker is a teen.

    · The Library cannot proctor online exams that require public access computer settings to be modified.
    · Staff will seal the envelope of the completed exam and place in library outgoing mail.
    · The Library does not keep copies of completed exams.
    Student responsibilities:
    · It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that this proctoring policy meets the requirements of the institution giving the examination.
    · The service must not involve any direct cost to the Library. Students or the administering institution will be responsible for providing postage and any other expenses incurred. 
    · It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the library’s computing resources are adequate for their test taking requirements. HPL accepts no responsibility for Internet connections.
    · Completed exams will be returned to the testing institution via the U.S. Postal Service in postage paid envelopes provided by the student or institution.


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