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Library News

Program Cancelled
Article Published: November 07, 2017
The Main Event program scheduled for Thursday, November 9 at Main Library, featuring author Matt Taibbi, has been... Read More...
Akron Mini Maker Faire Returns Saturday, November 11
Article Published: October 03, 2017
The Akron Mini Maker Faire is Saturday, November 11, noon to 4 pm at Main Library.  Read More...
Late Openings for Akron Marathon
Article Published: September 21, 2017
The Akron Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 23 and both Main Library and Highland Square Branch will open at... Read More...


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Locations & Hours

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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326

Monday: 10 am - 8 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Drive-Up Window closes ten minutes before the building closes for the day

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Passport Acceptance Services

The Akron-Summit County Public Library makes it easier to plan your next trip! Passport Services (including passport photos) are available at the following locations:

Main Library: 330-643-9145
Nordonia Hills Branch Library: 330-467-8595

Please call either location for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Apply for a Passport

Bring with you to your appointment:

  1. A completed,unsigned passport application filled out in black ink. Applications are available online (after completing the passport wizard), the TechZone@Main or at the Nordonia Hills Branch Library.

  2. Proof of U.S. Citizenship (one of the following):
    • Certified U.S. Birth Certificate
    • Previous U.S. Passport (may be expired, must be undamaged)
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
    • Certificate of Naturalization/Citizenship
  3. Proof of Identity
    • Valid Driver's License (plus second ID if issued outside of Ohio)
    • Undamaged U.S. Passport (if issued less than 15 years ago)
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Valid government ID (city, state, or federal)
    • Valid Military ID
  4. A Passport photo (available at Library during your appointment for $12 fee)

Please note: there are special requirements for children under age 16 and minors age 16 and 17. Refer to the U.S. Department of State website for full information on applying for a passport.

Hours & Locations

Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 S. High Street,
Akron, OH 44326

Monday - Thursday: 11 am - 7 pm
Friday: 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 1:30 pm - 4 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library 
9458 Olde Eight Rd,
Northfield, OH 44067

Monday - Thursday: 11 am - 7 pm
Friday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm


Check or money order payable to U.S. Department of State per application:

  • Adult passport book - $110
  • Minor (under age 16) passport book - $80
  • Adult passport card - $30
  • Minor (under age 16) passport card - $15
  • Expedited service - $60
  • Overnight delivery (book only) - $14.85

Separate payment to Akron-Summit County Public Library (cash, credit, check or money order):

  • Execution fee per application - $25
  • Photo (optional) - $12

Please Note - Fees are non-refundable whether or not the passport is issued. Refer to the U.S. Department of State website for full information on passport fees.

Passport Renewals

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 U.S. Department of State website, at the TechZone@Main or at the Nordonia Hills Branch Library.

Refer to the U.S. Department of State website for full information on passport renewals.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to receive my passport?

Routine service takes approximately 4-6 weeks from the time of application. The Library can provide expedited service for an additional $60 fee, which reduces the wait time to 2-3 weeks.

Where can I get a copy of my birth certificate?

If you were born in Ohio, visit the state's Department of Health website. If you were born outside of Ohio, visit the CDC website for birth certificate information listed by state.

Where can I get information on the status of my application?

Check the status of your application on the U.S. Department of State website or call the National Passport Center at 1-877-487-2778.

Additional Information

For additional information on fees, obtaining a passport, or proof of identity or U.S. citizenship: