Passport Processing

Apply early for your passport!

The Lancaster City Branch of the Lancaster Public Library is a Passport Acceptance Agency – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Hours of Service:
Monday-Friday, 10am-Noon and 1-4pm

Please call 717-394-2651, ext. 102 or email

Things you will need to bring with you:

•Completed passport application DS-11 (available at the Library circulation desk).
•Current Photo Identification (valid U.S. drivers license, naturalization certificate, U.S. military ID, government employee card).
•Proof of US citizenship (previous fully valid passport or a certified birth certificate that bears the signature, seal of the registrar, and parent(s) name(s). For detailed information regarding required documents for passport processing of minors, please review the information on the U.S. Department of State’s website.
•One color passport photo 2×2 inches in size. We will take passport photos at a cost of $10 per person.

Fees (beginning April 2, 2018)
Age 16 and over: passport fee – $110 ($30)* + execution fee – $35 = $145 ($65)*
Under Age 16: passport fee – $80 ($15)* + execution fee – $35 = $115 ($50)*

NOTE: Fees must be paid separately. Passport fees are payable to the US Department of State by check or money order only. Execution fees are payable to Lancaster Public Library by cash, money order, check, Visa or MasterCard.

*If applying for a Passport Card, the fee for age 16 and over is $30 and under age 16 is $15.

For questions or information on children’s passports please contact the library at (717) 396-9313 ext. 102 or visit the U.S. Department of State’s website.

Expedited Service – Add $60 for each application. (Expedited Service is now taking 2-3 weeks.)

Currently, routine applications are being processed in approximately 6-8 weeks from the time of application.