Passports available at NE Regional Library

You won’t have to travel far to get your passport.

Officials earlier this month cut a ribbon formally opening a passport office at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

Cutting the ribbon were state Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-172nd dist.); Siobhan Reardon, president and director of the Free Library of Philadelphia; Peter Lehu, manager of Northeast Regional Library; and Bridget Bielicki, customer service manager for the Philadelphia Passport Agency.

The U.S. Department of State designated Northeast Regional as a passport acceptance facility.

The office is on the first floor of the library, and handles photos and processing for new passports only. To renew a passport, go to

Two agents staff the office, which is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m., Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Customers can pay with money orders or personal checks. Cash is not accepted. An expedited service is available.

To make an appointment or for more information, call 215–725–1740 or visit ••