Applying for a US Passport at the Library

We are an official Passport Acceptance Facility and an authorized photo service.
Attention: Increase in Passport Acceptance Fees effective Monday, April 2, 2018. 
Passport acceptance fees, also known as execution fee, will increase from $25 to $35. To avoid paying a higher acceptance fee, your passport must be executed before Monday April 2, 2018. Notice of fee increase can be viewed in the Federal Register by accessing the link below:
Passport hours are: Monday – Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 to 4pm.
Please call (570) 326-0536, extension 141 for more 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
  • Both Passport Card and Passport Book can be used in place of a REAL-ID complaint license for domestic commercial air travel.
  • 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.


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. You must answer yes to the 6 questions on the self-renewal form (DS 82). Self renewal forms are available at the Library or you can print them from the Passport Agency website. If not, you must apply for a new passport using the DS-11 form and see a passport acceptance facility.

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.