About the Melissa Public Library
The Melissa Public Library strives to offer the best possible service to our patrons. The mission of the Melissa Public Library is to enrich the community by providing resources to aid in the pursuit of information and provide recreation and cultural enhancement using print, various media products, electronic access and planned quality programs available to all. The Melissa Public Library adheres to its logo: a global reach with local touch.
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Notary Services are available Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am to 2:30 pm for $6 per document and $1 per additional signature (cash only). Staff are training to allow for more availability on Saturdays. Please call the library (972-837-4540) ahead of time to check if a notary is available.
Do not sign your documents until you are in front of a Notary Public. Notary Publics WILL NOT complete a notary form if a document has already been signed.
Documents must have a clear notary paragraph and signature area. If the document does not have one, a notarial certificate will be offered. The person for whom a notarization is performed will choose the notarial certificate, and the Notary Publics may add that certificate to the document. Notary Publics WILL NOT advise or choose which notarial certificate for the document. If a notarial certificate is turned down, Notary Publics have the right to not notarize the document.
Notary Publics WILL NOT certify copies of recordable documents such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, or drivers licenses. Recordable documents are may be obtained by contacting the recording entity, such as the secretary of state's office, a court of law, a county clerk, or the Bureau of Vital Statistics.
Welcome to Your Library!
Library Hours - Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; Closed on Sundays.
Notary Public - Notaries are available Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm for $6 per check and $1 per additional signature (cash or check only). Staff are training to allow for more availablility on Saturdays. Please call the library (972-837-4540) to check if a notary is available on Saturdays.
Technology - Computers, scanning, faxing, and printing are available. If you need to scan or fax, please let staff perform this action for you.
- 15₵ per page for black and white copies/prints
- 50₵ per page for color copies/prints
- $1 per page for faxing
- $6/poster in color
- $3/poster in black and white
Reserve Pickup - Reserves are available to pick up from the table in front of the checkout desk. Please come in, tear your papers off, and leave on the front desk. This allows us to check out items without your card or scanning each item!
Telephone (972-837-4540, option 7) for service and assistance Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
To keep you and our staff safe and healthy, please note the new regulations:
- Wearing a mask is encouraged but not required.
- Please practice social distancing.
- Board books are in new bins with titles facing outwards.
Thank you from your Melissa Public Library.
A global reach with a local touch.
Looking to Donate? Please make sure it meets our requirements!
- Copyrighted within the last year (2020 or 2021)
- In gentle use conditions
- No mold
- No stains
- No water damage
- No bent pages
- No torn covers