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New! Apply for Your Passport at Four Stark County District Library Locations

September 22, 2017 (Canton, Ohio) – Applying for your passport doesn’t have to be a hassle—now you can painlessly apply for a passport at Stark County District Library!

Enjoy a one-stop shop for all your passport needs including passport book and card applications, renewal forms and photo services. As a designated passport acceptance facility, the library offers four convenient locations with extended evening and weekend hours to fit a variety of scheduling needs. Travelers planning a trip abroad may apply for at one of these branch locations:

Perry Sippo Branch
5710 12th St NW
Canton, OH

Lake Community Branch
565 Market Ave N.
Uniontown, OH

Main Library
715 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH

Plain Community Branch
1803 Schneider St NE
Canton, OH

“We’re excited to serve our community with a smarter way to get a passport. With our extended and weekend hours and photo services, it’s easier than ever to get your passport,” said Jen Welsh, Community Libraries Director for Stark County District Library.

Applications may take 4 to 6 weeks to process. To apply, please bring proof of citizenship, photo ID, passport photo (available at library) and completed application. For children under the age of 16, proof of parental relationship to child, parental consent and divorce/custody decree (when applicable) is required.

Passport appointments are available during all library hours, including evenings and weekends. Patrons can call 330-452-0665 to make an appointment. For more information, visit



One of the 9 largest library systems in Ohio – and the county’s oldest library – Stark County District Library serves the community through 10 locations, six mobile libraries, and a 24/7 digital branch.

A 2009 winner of the prestigious National Medal for library service, the Library serves over 140,000 active cardholders, annually circulating 3.85 million items from its 1.5 million item collection and providing access to an additional 66 million items from lending networks throughout Ohio. Each year the library presents more than 9,000 programs for 175,000 attendees and provides 240,000 computer sessions on the publicly available computers found in each branch.

Today, as it reimagines itself as The Smart Store, where everything is free®, the Library is emerging as a national thought-leader with innovations such as its “no overdue fines” policy, the BikeSmart bike sharing network, and the Start Smart School Partnership.

For more information, call 330.452.0665 or visit

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