Apply for a Passport

Passport on Map

It’s convenient, the same price as at the Post Office, and you're supporting our community libraries.


How to Apply for a Passport

  1. Call one of the three available libraries to make an appointment.
  2. Minors (under 16 years) must have both parents present or have a notarized Statement of Consent form (DS3053) from the absent parent.
  3. The items needed to apply for a passport are as follows:
  • State-issued, certified birth certificate with a raised seal and with both parents names listed, or an expired passport(adults only).
  • 1 passport photo with a white background.
  • Check to the U.S Department of State (ask what the current fee is when you call for your appointment). There is an extra fee for expedited service.
  • Check to the library (ask what the current fee is when you call for your appointment).
  • Completed passport application, filled out in medium to heavy black ink, unsigned and no use of White-Out.
  • Valid PA photo driver's license, or, if out-of-state license, a second ID is required.


Passport Photos

The Boyertown Community Library, Kutztown Community Library, Reading Public Library, and Sinking Spring Public Library do take passport photos.

Passport Photo Pair Woman


Passport Application

You can pick up a passport application at the library or download the application from the U.S. Department of State website (do NOT print double-sided). Fill it out USING BLACK INK at home, except for the signature. You must sign the form in the presence of the library staff member for it to be valid.

The Department of State provides complete information about juvenile and adult passports, valid IDs, fees, passport renewal and more.

Please refer to the Department of State website for current processing times.



Application Acceptance Hours — By Appointment Only

Boyertown Community Library

24 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown
Schedule an appointment online


Kutztown Community Library

70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown
*Call to schedule an appointment

Reading Public Library

100 S. Fifth St, Reading
Visit their website to schedule

Sinking Spring Public Library

3940 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring
*Call to schedule an appointment