Passport Processing

Apply early for your passport! 

The Lancaster City Branch of the Lancaster Public Library in PENNSYLVANIA is a Passport Acceptance Agency.

Appointments are REQUIRED for passport services.

To schedule your appointment, please call 717-394-2651, ext. 2260, email, or visit our online passport calendar.

Hours of Service:
10AM-1PM and 1:30-5:00PM- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
10:30AM-1:00PM and 1:30-7:00PM – Wednesday
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Bring with you:
Completed passport application DS-11 (available at the Library or at  PLEASE DO NOT PRINT APPLICATIONS BACK-TO-BACK.  The federal government does not accept them that way.
•Current Photo ID (valid U.S. drivers license, naturalization certificate, U.S. military ID, government employee card).  A photocopy of both sides of your photo ID is required.  We can make copies for $1 per page.
•Proof of US citizenship (previous fully valid passport or a certified birth certificate that bears the signature, seal of the registrar, and parent(s) names.)  A photocopy of the proof of US citizenship is also required.  We can make copies for $1 per page.
•One color passport photo 2×2 inches in size. We will take passport photos at a cost of $15 per person.   PHOTOS ARE TAKEN DURING THE APPOINTMENT TIME.

CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 – Both parents are required to be here WITH THE CHILD.  If one parent is not able to be here they will need to fill out a Statement of Consent form (available at and have it notarized.  We will also need a photocopy of both sides of the non-attending parent’s ID.

For detailed information regarding required documents for passport processing of minors, please review the information on the U.S. Department of State’s website.

REMINDER: Passport fees are payable to the US Department of State by check or money order only.
Ages 16 and up: $130 (passport book) or $30 (passport card)
Ages under 16: $100 (passport book) or $15 (passport card)

Routine Service – Routine service can take up to 8 weeks from the day the application is received by the Passport Processing Agency to the day a new passport is received.

Expedited Service – Expedited service (for an additional $60) can take up to 3 weeks from the day the application is received by the Passport Processing Agency to the day a new passport is received.

Mail times vary and delays have been significant. Plan ahead.

For questions or information please contact the library at (717) 394-2651 x2260.

Execution fees ($35 per person) and photo fees ($15 per person) are payable to Lancaster Public Library by cash, money order, or credit card.

If you were 16 years of age or older when you got your passport and it hasn’t been expired for more than 5 years, you can renew  it on your own using a DS82 Passport by Mail form (  You just fill the form out and sign it and then mail it in with your old passport, a new passport photo, and a check for $130 (Routine  Service) or $190 (Expedited Service).  The address where you are to send it is on the application form.

If under 16 years of age when you got the passport and/or it’s been expired for more than 5 years,  you will need to make an appointment to come in and apply for a new passport.  In this case you’ll need to complete DS11 application forms.