Applying for a US Passport at the Library

We are an official Passport Acceptance Facility and an authorized photo service.

Passport Services are available for walk-in service – no appointment necessary. Expect significant delays. Travel advisory in effect. Learn more at the U.S. Department of State website:

Passport hours are: Monday – Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 1pm.

For more information Please call (570) 326-0536.

  • 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 attend, a notarized Statement of Consent (DS-3053) from the absent parent can be used.
  • If you need your passport urgently, please see: How to Get Your Passport in a Hurry (Currently, life-or-death emergenices only).
  • Both Passport Card and Passport Book can be used in place of a REAL-ID complaint license for domestic commercial air travel. Due to COVID-19, REAL ID enforcement is postponed until October 1, 2021.
  • 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.

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

COVID-19 testing is required for all passengers boarding flights bound for the United States. View the fact sheet here.

door to door times for passports as of 9/14/21

Processing times on passports are subject to change at any time. For a list of times directly from the government, please click here.

Passport Card FeePassport Book FeePassport Card FeePassport Book Fee
Minors (under 16)Minors (under 16)AdultAdult
check or money order onlycheck or money order onlycheck or money order onlycheck or money order only
Passport Fee is paid separately from Facility Fee
+ $35+ $35+ $35+ $35
Facility FeeFacility FeeFacility FeeFacility Fee
cash / check / money order / cccash / check / money order / cccash / check / money order / cccash / check / money order / cc

Required Documentation

You will need the following:

  • One (1) passport photo
    Brown Library staff will take your passport photo for a $10 fee. Otherwise, see the passport guidelines (Guidelines available here).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.