Traveling Abroad This Summer? Get Your Passport at the Birmingham Public Library

By Lynn Hutchins | Citizen Services, Central Library 

Are you tired of staying home? Now is a great time to plan your dream vacation. 

You can apply for your passport today, and travel when the time is right (hopefully, this summer).

Did you know that the Birmingham Public Library is a Passport Acceptance Facility? We have more than a dozen passport acceptance agents who can help you navigate the application process.

Call (205)226-3705 or stop by the Citizen Services desk at the Central Library to find out more. 

To help you plan your dream vacation, here is some information about a few of the top 20 best summer vacation destinations according to U.S. News and World Report

 Paris, France 

The City of Light (Paris) draws millions of visitors every year with its marvelous cuisine and vast art collections. The best time to visit Paris is from June to October. Average high temperatures are in the upper 70s, and there are long days of sunshine.

Basilica of the Sacred Heart 

Florence, Italy

Renaissance art, gorgeous sunsets, Italian cooking and romantic charm are all reasons to visit Florence.

The best time to visit is between May and September when the weather is warm and you can enjoy art festivals, open-air dining and Italian sunshine. 

While in Florence, visit The Duomo – Florence Cathedral
The Duomo-Florence Cathedral

Dublin, Ireland 

Dublin is known for its traditions, fine literature, folklore, customary music and dance.

A trip to Dublin in summer is a must for those who want to visit when the weather is comfortable. The best time to visit Dublin is June through August when temperatures are warmer and festivals fill the streets. 

While there, visit Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle

To visit one of these remarkable locations you will need a passport. Visit or call the Birmingham Public Library to find out more about applying for a passport.

Some popular destinations are requiring travelers to have a negative COVID test before allowing them to visit. For more information, check out this COVID-19 testing guide from the U.S. State Department's passport office by clicking here Travel | CDC 


Unknown said…
Can you update or renew your passport at the library as well?
Melinda Shelton said…
If the passport was issued less than 15 years ago to an adult, you can renew by yourself, using Form 82, which includes detailed instructions. There are many other scenarios, the link gives the most information.

Renew my U.S. passport (