Apply for an Official US Passport at the Sarlin Library

Sarlin Library

15 S. Palmetto Street, Liberty SC 29657
Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm
Sat, 10am-1pm
Call (864) 843-5805 to make an appointment.
Passport services end 60 minutes before closing time.
All applicants MUST be present regardless of age.

How it Works

  1. Complete the passport application forms (online at or printed version at the Sarlin Library).
  2. Call (864) 843-5805 to make an appointment to meet with a Passport Acceptance Agent who will help you prepare your application.
  3. Pay the applicable fees. And we’ll take it from there!
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Passport Checklist

Use the checklist below to be sure you have the correct items when you apply for your passport.

Your completed application (Filled out in black ink.)

Form DS-11: Application for a US Passport
Do not sign application until instructed to by library employee.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship (One of the following-original or certified copy.)

  • Birth Certificate issued by the city, county or state
  • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport*
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
  • Naturalization Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship*
    *Also requires submission of certified Birth Certificate if applicant is age 15 or younger

Primary Identification (One of the following must readily identify the applicant.)

  • Valid Driver’s License, if out of state, may need additional ID
  • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Current Military ID (military or dependents) or Government ID (city, state or federal).
  • Applicants age 16 & 17: Parent/legal guardian may present Primary ID if minor applicant does not have one.

Appearing parent/legal guardian (For applicants age 15 and younger).

Applicants age 15 and younger need both parents/legal guardian(s) present to apply.
If only one parent/legal guardian can appear, form DS-3053 must be submitted with application.
If one parent/guardian has sole custody, certified proof of sole legal custody must be submitted.
Applicants age 16 & 17- it is recommended that at least one parent appear in person with the applicant to show parental awareness.

One Passport Photo

One official color photograph taken within the past 6 months.
Photograph should be 2”x2”, full face, front view, with a plain white or off-white background. The Sarlin Library does not offer photo services, but nearby retailers do (CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens).
CVS Pharmacy  –  118 W Main St, Liberty, SC 29657
Walgreens  –  101 Hampton Ave, Pickens, SC 29671

Payment for Applicable Fees

TWO  fees are required at time of application. Check or money order made payable to the US Department of State for passport fee (cost varies) AND $35 execution fee to be paid to Pickens County Library System. For the execution fee ONLY, the library accepts cash, check, or credit/debit card.

Products & Fees

1. Execution Fee

$35 for all passport products
Cash, debit/credit or check accepted for execution fees. Make checks payable to Pickens County Library System.
Passport Execution Fees are non-refundable and PCLS is not liable for any missed travel. PCLS is not responsible for any items lost by the US Postal Service.

2. Passport Fee

Check or money order ONLY. Cash or debit/credit cards CANNOT be accepted for passport fees. Make check or money order payable to U.S. Department of State.
  • Passport Book
    Under age 16 – $100
    Age 16+ – $130
  • Passport Card
    Under age 16 – $15
    Age 16+ – $30
  • Passport Book and Card
    Under age 16 – $115
    Age 16+ – $160

3.Optional Fees

Expedite Fee – Add $60 per application. Payable to U.S. Department of State.
1-2 Day Delivery – Add $19.53 per application. Payable to U.S. Department of State.
Overnight Delivery – Add $30.45. Payable to Pickens County Library System.


Need to renew your passport?

You may be eligible to renew your passport by mail. Click here for more information.