Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Travelers, listen up! The Arlington Public Library is taking off with passport services on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library located at 100 South Center St., Arlington, TX, 76010.

The Arlington Public Library was approved as an acceptance facility for passport applications. The George W. Hawkes Downtown Library is one of a few libraries, in North Texas, that offers this service. The goal of this project is to provide easy access and multiple services for our community. Whether you need certificates, permits, and other important documents from City Hall, or would like to start the process of obtaining your passport at the Downtown Library, these services are all available in Downtown Arlington.  

The Downtown Library is the only library in our system that will accept passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. Documents for passports will be available for adults and children. Documentation required for applications, such as birth certificates, are obtainable at the Vital Records office in Arlington’s City Hall, located at 101 W. Abram St.  1st Floor, Arlington, TX, 76010.

“We are thrilled to offer this new service, making the library a vital resource in our community,” Operations and Facilities Management Administrator, Ivonne Kieffer said. “Accessibility was our main priority when it came to this new service. Residents can obtain records from City Hall, use library computers to fill out their application, make copies, and file their application all in one area".

The Passport Acceptance Facility Center operating hours are:

  • Monday - Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 12 – 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 12 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12 – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2 – 6 p.m.

*Walk-ins only. First come, first served.

Our Passport Acceptance Facility is located on the first floor of the Downtown Library. All documentation and photos will be handled by trained passport agents. So travelers, prepare for take-off!

The application can be accessed here. For more information regarding U.S. passports, visit the U.S. Department of State’s website. For questions regarding Library services, visit our website at arlingtonlibrary.org or call us at 817-459-6900.