A U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility has been opened at Rust Library in Leesburg.
Passport book and card application processing as well as photo services are available on a first-come, first-served basis six days a week at Rust Library, located at 380 Old Waterford Road NW.
Loudoun County Public Library announced that residents can apply for their passports from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
Rust Library is now the sixth Passport Acceptance Facility in Loudoun County.
“The U.S. State Department reached out to us a couple of years ago,”LCPL Director Chang Liu said. “With only five post offices in the county authorized to process applications, there was a real demand to meet. Since the library is open nights and weekends, offering passport services was another great way to serve our diverse and growing community.”
Rust Library received authorization from the State Department to launch passport services in early October. Since then, branch manager Sydney McCoy said the library has been getting most of its applicants on evenings and weekends.
“Nights and weekends tend to be the busiest because that is when customers with kids can easily make it in,” McCoy said. “For working professionals, too, it’s a huge added convenience.”
Applicants will need to complete an application Form DS-11 (available at Rust Library or at travel.state.gov), a check or money order for each application being submitted (State Department and library fees must be paid for separately), proof of identity (driver’s license, state ID card, military ID or passport) and proof of U.S. citizenship (official birth certificate, naturalization certificate or previously issued U.S. passport).
Rust Library does not accept or process passport renewal applications (Form DS-82). However, the library does provide passport photo services for customers who are planning to submit renewal applications. Renewal applications should be mailed to the National Passport Processing Center as instructed on the form.
For application forms, information on required documentation, fees and other passport information, visit library.loudoun.gov/passport.