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U.S. passport service expands to LA Library beginning Tuesday

The Los Altos main library will begin offering U.S. passport services Tuesday, according to Santa Clara County Library District officials.

This marks the third county library to become an official passport facility. The expansion comes more than a year after the library district made the services available at the Milpitas and Cupertino libraries. District officials said the program has been well received.

“We have had more than 5,600 applications submitted since we began offering this service last spring,” said county librarian Nancy Howe. “We are focused on providing important and relevant services to our residents.”

Howe added that patrons are “delighted” to learn that several district libraries are official passport acceptance facilities.

“It’s an added bonus that they don’t have to wait in long lines and can book an appointment for an evening or weekend,” she said.

The Passport Acceptance Facility will help residents obtain first-time passports for adults and children; renewals for passports issued before the applicant was 16 years old; renewals for expired passports issued more than 15 years ago; and replacements for lost, stolen or damaged passports. The facility will also provide passport photo services.

Passport services are available by appointment only. The Los Altos main library is located at 13 S. San Antonio Road.

To select a time and location, and to determine what documents to bring and applicable fees, visit sccl.org/passport.

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