Passport Information

The Joplin Public Library accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.  U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports at 1901 E 20th Street, Joplin, MO 64804.

Please visit the library or call 417-623-7953 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are necessary to ensure adequate staffing is available to process applications. Library hours are here and at the bottom of this page.

For application forms, information on documentation required, fees, and a wealth of other passport and international travel information, visit

For faster service, complete the fillable .pdf applications from the passport website, print out application, and bring it with you to your appointment along with payments and all required documentation. We do not do passport photos–you will need to bring one with you.

For a New Passport Checklist, click here:  New Passport Checklist