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Central Library is open Monday - Saturday with modified services and hours. Mariners and Balboa are open for curbside services Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Corona del Mar is open for curbside services Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. All programs and storytimes are currently cancelled until further notice.  The library catalog will be down on Sunday, November 29, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

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The library has a large collection of travel guides to help you plan and enjoy your next excursion, be it business, pleasure or both!

Passports

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The Newport Beach Public Library is an authorized United States Passport acceptance facility.

We offer the following services:

  • Processing for first-time adult applicants (16 and older) 
  • Processing for all minor applicants (0-15 years of age)
  • Expedited Processing
  • Lost/Stolen Information


Due to Public Health Concerns, and following the CDC and City of Newport Beach's guidelines, Passport Services will be closed until further notice. We do apologize for the inconvenience. 

All US Post Offices are accepting applications. Please contact the Department of State for up to date passport information online or by phone at 877-487-2778. 

 


Requirements for obtaining a passport book and/or passport card:

For children under the age of 16, the two-parent consent law requires proof of relationship with parents. This is established through the Certified Birth Certificate.

  • All applicants must be present during application process.
  • Both parents must be present for applicants under the age of 16. If one parent cannot be present, that parent must fill out a Parent Consent Form (DS-3053) and have their signature notarized.
  • Must provide Proof of Citizenship (Certified Birth Certificate issued by the State or County - abstract certificates are not acceptable, Prior Passport, or Naturalization Certificate).
  • Valid government issued identification (Driver's License, California ID Card, or Military ID). Minors will use their parent's ID.
  • One passport photo. Photos must be COLORED, 2" x 2" in size with a white or off-white background. For your convenience, the library can process passport photos for $10 per applicant.
  • Regular candid photos and do-it-yourself booth photos are NOT ACCEPTABLE. Photographs should be taken in normal street attire - uniforms, or clothing that looks like a uniform, should not be worn.
  • Two separate payments.

Proof of parent relationship:

For children under the age of 16, the two-parent consent law requires proof of relationship with parents. This is established through the Certified Birth Certificate.


Renewals

If eligible, adults can renew by mail for a $110 fee ($170 for expedited service) using the DS-82 form. Minors (and minors at time of issue) must reapply using the DS-11 form.

The Library does not process the DS-82, Passport Renewal Application forms.