Apply for a U.S. Passport at the James V. Brown Library

We are an official Passport Acceptance Facility

Take advantage of the James V. Brown Library’s convenient passport services hours and help support library programs at the same time. Passport hours are: Monday – Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 to 4pm.
Please call (570) 326-0536 for more information.

Important passport information

  • All passport applicants must apply in person, regardless of age.
  • When a child is under 16, both parents must be present and show identification when applying for their child’s passport. If one parent is unable to come, a notarized Statement of Consent from the absentee parent can be used.
  • Currently, routine passport processing now takes between 4-6 weeks (subject to change).
  • If you need your passport urgently, please see: How to Get Your Passport in a Hurry

Please see the U.S. Department of State website for further information.

Passport Card Not for travel by air. Valid for land and sea crossings between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean only. More information

You will need the following:

If you do not have a passport photo, the Brown Library will take one for you for a $10 charge.

  • Passport Application Forms
    You will need the DS-11 form to submit your application. The forms are available at the Library, or you can print them from the Passport Agency website. Be prepared to supply: your Social Security number, your parents’ birth information (even if deceased), and, if you have been married your date of marriage and your current and/or previous spouse’s birth information. Please do not sign the DS-11 form until the Passport Acceptance Agent instructs you to do so. You can fill in your forms onlineand print them.If you have a passport that was issued less than 15 years ago and you were at least 16 years old when it was issued, you may be able to submit a self-service renewal. Self renewal forms are available at the Library or you can print them from the Passport Agency website. Please see these instructions on the U.S. Passport Agency website. You may also call the National Passport Information Center’s automated line at 1-877-487-2778.
  • Proof of Citizenship
    You need either a certified copy of your Birth Certificate issued by the city, county or state of your birth OR a current or previous U.S. Passport OR an original Certificate of Naturalization. As of April 1 2011, birth certificates now need to show the names of both parents. If both parents are not listed, the applicant will need apply for a new birth certificate. Helpful information about how to obtain a certified birth certificate is available on the Internet on the Where to Write for Vital Records web page at the National Center for Health Statistics. Similar information can be found through the VitalChek Network U.S. Department of State will determine the acceptability of all documents presented. Your original documents will be mailed with your passport application and will be returned with your new passport.
  • Proof of Identity
    As proof of identity adults may show one of the following: a previous U.S. passport, a Naturalization Certificate, a current valid U.S. driver’s license, a U.S. state issued identification card, a Military I.D. card, or Government (city, state or federal) issued photo I.D. card.

Fees Required:

Customers applying for a passport and passport card are charged only one execution fee

Adults (16 & older): Passport Book:
Payment 1* = $110
Payment 2 **= $25
Total : $135
Children (under 16) : Passport Book: Payment 1* = $80
Payment 2 **= $25
Total : $105
Passport Card:
Payment 1 *= $30
Payment 2 **= $25
Total: $55
Passport Card: (under 16)
Payment 1* = $15
Payment 2 **= $25
Total: $40

Passport Card – Adult (age 16 and over)
with a fully valid passport = $30

*Payment 1= must be in the form of a check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State.
** Payment 2= Brown Library, Agency Fee

The library will accept any of our normal forms of payment for the $25 execution fee (cash, check (payable to James V Brown Library), or Credit Card (MasterCard or VISA).

Please note: U.S. Passport fees are standardized. Every passport acceptance agency charges a $25 processing fee. Both Fees are due at time of application.

Hours of Operation:

Passport hours are: Monday – Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 to 4pm. Please call (570) 326-0536 for more information.