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Other Services

Notary Service

Notary services are available for free at the Northfield Public Library. Please contact us at 507-645-6606 to confirm Notary staff are available before you arrive. You will need to bring a valid photo ID.

Exam Proctoring

The library offers exam proctoring for a fee of $15.00 per exam with at least a 24 hour notice. The library will proctor exams only during open hours, including evenings and Saturdays, but not on Sundays. Students must present a valid photo ID at the time of the exam. Please see the librarian on duty at the Help Desk upstairs to make arrangements for test proctoring or call (507) 645-1802. Click here for our proctoring policy.


The library has two photocopiers, one on each level. Documents can be scanned to either a USB or to a staff computer. Scanning is a free service. A flatbed scanner is available in the Genealogy area on the second floor. 

The charge for copies is $0.15 per page for standard sized black and white and $1.00 per page for color. 

Multimedia Projector

We have a computer projector available to check out for 24 hours at a time. A $50 deposit and valid library card in good standing are required. To reserve one, call the library at (507) 645-1802 or see the librarian at the Help Desk upstairs.

Meeting Rooms

The library has three meeting room spaces. The 1st floor Bunday room seats 60 and is available to be booked or reserved for any nonprofit group up to three months in advance. There is no charge for nonprofit groups that do not charge for entrance to their event. Nonprofits charging an entrance fee will be charged $25 per hour with a maximum charge of $100 per day. Here is our meeting room policy.

Two smaller conference rooms on the 2nd floor are available for nonprofit use free-of-charge. They may also be used by individuals for study or free tutoring. Both are available for walk-in use unless there are conflicting reservations. Please inquire at the Help Desk upstairs with any questions. 

Interlibrary Loan

The library is able to obtain materials from within, and outside, the SELCO library system. Our borrowing region is primarily within the state of Minnesota (MNLINK), but we can also access materials from Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Interlibrary loan is a free service, but there are select instances where charges may apply. Please inquire at the Help Desk upstairs if you have any questions. Click here to read the policy.

Tax Forms

The library orders a limited number of federal tax forms which usually arrive in January. Please note that the State of Minnesota no longer distributes state tax forms to public libraries. Staff can print forms and instructions, or patrons can use public internet computers to find and print forms. Copies are $0.15 per page. To order state and federal tax forms, go to the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the IRS