We are now open for limited walk-in services! Visit our Reopening page for more information.
Construction of Exploration Commons at 50 East has begun at the Westminster Branch. Visit our Exploration Commons update page for information regarding the project and how to access the Westminster Branch. Beginning Monday, October 12, there will be no on-site parking. During this time, you may park in the Diffendal public parking lot behind the branch for free and access the library through the front entrance.
Passport services are unavailable at this time. Please check back for when we will be able to provide these services. If you need a passport within 72 hours, visit the State Department's Passport Agencies page to schedule an appointment or for more information on their reopening process.
The Eldersburg Branch and North Carroll Branch are accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State to better serve our customers and to respond to the needs within our communities. Below is the detailed information that you need to know when applying for a passport.
The Carroll County Public library does not accept or process passport renewal applications (form DS-82). Persons eligible to use this form should mail it to the National Passport Processing center as instructed on the form. Forms are available at the Eldersburg Branch and North Carroll Branch.
If you are planning to travel within two weeks, you must apply for a passport in person at a U.S. Passport Agency or center. Expedite fees apply. Those closest to Carroll County are located in Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA. You must make an appointment in advance by calling 877.487.2778. Passport processing time may vary depending on the season. Visit https://travel.state.gov/ for actual processing time.
Please review the information at the following sites before traveling abroad. Also, please note that passport processing by the State Department may take longer than normal at this time.
CCPL fees may be paid with cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover), money order or check in the exact amount made payable to Carroll County Public library.
Amounts vary depending on the product you need. See the chart below. Department of State passport fees are payable by check or money order ONLY. A separate check, payable to the Department of State, is required for each application.
|Product||Cost (does not include CCPL fees)|
|Passport book – age 16 and over||$110|
|Passport book – age 15 and under||$80|
|EXPEDITED Passport book – age 16 and over||$170 ($110+$60 fee for expedited service)|
|EXPEDITED Passport Book – age 15 and under||$140 ($80+$60 fee for expedited service)|
|Passport card – age 16 and over||$30|
|Passport card – age 15 and under||$15|
|EXPEDITED Passport card – age 16 and over||$90 ($30+$60 fee for expedited service)|
|EXPEDITED Passport card – age 15 and under||$75 ($15+$60 fee for expedited service)|