Need to apply for a passport? The Central Library is a Passport Acceptance Facility, and accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. State Department. Visit the Passport Office to apply for a passport book or card, or to take a color passport photo.
Plan ahead! The average wait time for a passport is 6–8 weeks, 2–3 weeks with expedited service.
Please note: The library cannot process passport renewals, however you may pick up a renewal form at the library and have your photo taken for a fee.
Monday - Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday (appointment only): 1 pm – 4 pm
No appointments are necessary Monday - Saturday, and wait times should be anticipated.
To make a Sunday appointment, or for more information, call the Passport Office at 410-396-5460 or email email@example.com.
To submit a passport application, you will need to pay both a Department of State fee and an Enoch Pratt Free Library fee.
The U.S. Department of State only accepts checks or money orders.
Please make payable to: U.S. Department of State.
|PRODUCT||COST (not including Library processing fees)|
|Adult Passport Book (age 16 and over)||$110|
|Adult Passport Card (age 16 and over)||$30|
|Adult Passport Book + Card (age 16 and over)||$140|
|Juvenile Passport Book (age 15 and under)||$80|
|Juvenile Passport Card (age 15 and under)||$15|
|Juvenile Passport Book + Card (age 15 and under)||$95|
|Expedited Service (per application)||$60|
|1–2 Day Delivery
(return delivery only from the State Department)
$35 execution fee per application
$15 color passport photo
Fees can be paid with cash, check, credit card, or money order.
Please make payable to: Enoch Pratt Free Library.
Enoch Pratt Free Library’s returned check fee is $15 plus the amount of the original check. All fees are non-refundable. Please note that Execution fees are the same at all Passport Acceptance Facilities.
All applicants, including children, must be present.
Children aged 0 – 15 must have both parents present. Form DS-3053 must be notarized prior to your visit if a parent on the birth certificate is unable to be present, along with a photocopy of the back and front of the non-appearing parent’s valid photo identification. Form DS-5525 can be filled out if you have special family circumstances. Young adults aged 16-17 only need one parent present.
Please be sure to have the following when coming to the library.
If you feel you have a special or unique circumstance, please call 410-396-5460 to confirm the documents required for your application.
The average wait time for a passport is 6-8 weeks, 2-3 weeks with expedited service. The status of your application should be available online 7-10 days after applying.
Visit www.travel.state.gov or call the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) 1-877-487-2778 / 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY) for more information regarding your completed passport application.
If you received a letter in the mail from the State Department with a request for more information, please review the letter and contact the listed phone number with any additional questions. Due to privacy the library cannot contact the State Department on your behalf.
Please contact the The National Passport Information Center with any questions about the status of your application or if you have a travel emergency.