Rocky River Public Library is an official Passport Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Department of State.

We offer passport processing and photo services.

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Passport Service Hours*
Monday – Thursday – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*All appointments are completed by the end of the hours listed above.

For passport processing and photo services, we strongly suggest that you call ahead (440-333-7610) to make an appointment. This will ensure an agent is available and keep waiting to a minimumOnly rarely can we accommodate walk in appointments. 

The passport application process will take from 20-60 minutes per applicant.  Appointments start at the top of the hour.  To ensure there is ample time to complete the process, please arrive at least 5-10 minutes before your scheduled appointment with your form(s) completed in black ink, all the required documents and checks to submit with your passport application.  More time may be needed for complex cases involving citizenship, parental guardianship, or last-minute travel.

In the event a passport acceptance agent believes the process cannot be completed prior to the Library’s closing, you may be requested to return at another time.

The U.S. Department of State has the sole responsibility for examining applications and issuing passports.

How to apply for a passport

Find full passport application details on the State Department website,  You can also call the National Passport Information Center at 1.877.487.2778. If this is your first passport, you need to apply in person. You need:

  • Completed unsigned application for passport filled out in black ink (form DS-11)
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Current proof of identity
  • One passport photo
  • Check or money order for U.S. Department of State payment. No starter or counter checks.

Additional documentation is required for minors under the age of 16.

See our Tips for Applying for a U.S. Passport.


There are several different passport fees that may apply. Some fees are paid directly to the U.S. Department of State and others are paid directly to the Rocky River Public Library. For more information about fees and how to obtain a passport, please visit

  • Execution Fee: $35 for each new passport, payable by cash, check or money order to Rocky River Public Library.
  • Passport Photo Fee: $15, payable by cash, check or money order to Rocky River Public Library.

The execution and photo fees are nonrefundable.

Renewing your passport

If you are renewing an expired adult passport issued within the last 15 years, you will have to apply by mail. Renewal forms are available online through the State Department website, and at Rocky River Public Library.


Visit the U.S. Department of State’s passport information for more details and special circumstances; call the National Passport Information Center at 1.877.487.2778; or call the Library at 440.333.7610.