Apply for a Passport!

Your library has been designated as an official Passport Acceptance Facility of the U.S. Department of State. We accept DS-11 applications for NEW passports at the Circulation Desk during the times listed below.

To assure the library can best meet your needs, please call 630-260-1550 to make an appointment for passport services. Appointments can be made up to 24 hours in advance.

Passport Hours

  • Monday–Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm (last appointment: 7:15 pm)
  • Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (last appointment 4:15 pm)
  • Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (last appointment 3:15 pm)
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (last appointment 3:15 pm)
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    Applications – Applications may be filled out online at and then printed single-sided. The library also provides applications which must be filled out in black ink. Do not sign the application until asked to do so by an agent.

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    Applicants and Relevant Parties – The applicant must be present. Both parents and children must be present for all minor applications under the age of 16. If one parent is unable to attend, a notarized DS-3053 Statement of Consent form must be submitted along with photocopy of both sides of the non-applying parent’s ID. Applicants ages 16 and 17 must show at least one parent knows that you are applying for a passport.

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    Valid Photo Identification and Photocopy – Applicants and parents of applicants under age 16 must have a valid photo ID, plus a photocopy of both sides. Acceptable forms of identification are a valid Illinois driver’s license, Illinois State ID card, valid passport or military ID card.

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    Original Proof of Citizenship and Photocopy – Such as certified, original, long form birth certificates, naturalization papers, or a U.S. Passport for applicants over the age of 16, plus a photocopy or both sides.

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    Current Passport Photo – A recent 2×2-inch color photo of the full face (eyeglasses removed) with a white background is required. Please note that the U. S. Department of State has strict photo guidelines and acceptance of your photo is always at the discretion of the U. S. passport agency.

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    Payment for Both Fees: Two separate payments are needed:

    1. Application Fee: The U.S. Department of State will only accept a check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State.
    2. Processing Fee: There is an additional processing fee of $35 per application that must be paid to the library. The library will accept cash, credit card, check or money order payable to the Glenside Public Library District.

    View the current United States Passport Fees.

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