Need a passport stat? Try Brooklyn Public Library

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The passport office at the Brooklyn Public Library on opening day!

The one place I refuse to go to in Brooklyn is the post office. It’s like hell on earth- you wait in a snaking, long line with other disgruntled customers, and then someone snaps. It always happens- and really can you blame them? The last time I did go to the post office was 2 years ago because I needed new passports for both my children.  I called for an appointment, showed up at the p.o. with both kids, only to have to do the whole thing over again because I had put my signature in the wrong place. @#$*!*!.  So, I’m encouraged about the ongoing adulation that the 1 year old passport office at the Brooklyn Public Library continues to get. Just think! None of us have to visit the post office anymore to get a new passport! This is a reason to celebrate.

The Brooklyn Public Library is  a passport services center and is  the first library system in New York City to offer complete passport services, including photography. Go Brooklyn! The new passport center at Central Library has flexible evening hours (woo hoo!) and is open seven days a week (double woo hoo!).

*****This service is for a new U.S. passport or passport card only; they do NOT provide passport renewal service. To renew a passport, please visit the U.S. State Department website.

Please note, there are special requirements for minors under age 16, minors age 16 and 17, and no-fee Passports when submitting Form DS-11. Read what are necessary requirements and documents for application here.

While you are there obtaining or renewing a passport, checkout the library’s maps, phrase books and travel guides.

HOURS:
Sunday                        1:00PM-5:00PM
Monday                        11:00AM-7:00PM
Tuesday                        11:00AM-7:00PM
Wednesday                   11:00AM-7:00PM
Thursday                       11:00AM-7:00PM
Friday                           10:00AM-6:00PM
Saturday                       10:00AM-6:00PM

Details:
Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library Lobby
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Call BPL Passport Service: 718-230-2292

Brooklyn passport designed by Scott Vrable

All the instructions, costs and information is available at:  http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/passport

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