Overview

Did you know you can complete your passport application through the library? You can!  Appointments are generally available every day except Sundays.  We'll help you navigate the process and get you out the door in a friendly and efficient manner.  Book your appointment now.

What form should I use?

Unsure of which form to complete? What other documents do you need? Start by answering a few basic questions and find out.

Photo Requirements

You must bring your own passport photo with you at the time of application. Places such as Walgreens or CVS provide this service.

Fees

Depending on your situation, fees can vary. Use the calculator below to find out what your expenses will be.

Forms of Payment

Application Fee and any Additional Services Fees:

  • Checks (personal, certified, cashier's, traveler's) and money orders payable to "U.S. Department of State"
  • Credit and debit cards CANNOT be accepted

$35 Execution (Acceptance) Fee Paid Separately:

  • Checks (personal, certified, cashier's, traveler's) and money orders payable to "O'Fallon Public Library" 
  • Cash
  • Credit and debit cards
What to Expect

Below is a list of items you'll need for your appointment:

  • Completed Form DS-11 (or other relevant forms)
  • Evidence of Citizenship (such as a birth certificate)
  • Valid Photo ID
  • Acceptable Photo
  • Form of payment (the application fee and execution fee are paid separately)

To learn more about each item listed above, visit Travel.State.Gov.

After You Apply

You can check the status of your passport application either online or over the phone.  Visit Travel.State.Gov for all the Application Status details.

Homebound Delivery

Homebound Delivery is a free service offered to O'Fallon Public Library cardholders who are unable to make it to the library due to mobility, health, or disability barriers. Whether you are at home, in assisted living, or in a nursing facility, we can deliver to you.  To learn more, visit ofpl.info/homebound.

Booking a Study Room

The library has four study rooms available for public use.  Two are located on the first floor and two on the second floor.  These rooms are great for group work, tutoring, virtual meetings, and the like.  

  • Schedule online or with a staff member for 1- or 2-hour blocks
  • Please limit yourself to two reservations per day
  • Rooms are limited to four people
  • More than 15 minutes late? The room may be given to another group
  • At least one person in the group must be 16 years of age or older
  • Rooms are not soundproof. Please be aware of your noise level
  • Rooms can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance
Computer Access

We have 17 computers located on the first floor for public use and an additional 5 computers in our Teen Room for users 12-18 years of age.  Free Guest Passes are available for people without a library card. 

Technology Help

Staff members are always available in our Adult Services Department to help you with printing, faxing, emailing, or other technology needs you might have.  If you need more in-depth assistance, you can signup for a free 30-minute Tech Help session.

Wifi

Free wireless internet is available for all library users.  The network name is "OFPL Public Wireless."  You do not need a password to access this network.

Printing/Scanning/Faxing

Printing is available from all of our public computers.  Black and white pages are .15 per side.  Color pages are .50 per side.  Wireless printing is also available for patrons who want to print directly from their personal devices. 

The library also offers free scanning and faxing services.  Our incoming fax line is 618-632-3759.

Notary Service

The library has at least one notary scheduled during normal business hours, except in the event of an unplanned absence. You may call 618-632-3783 to verify a notary's availability prior to your visit.  All signers will need a valid photo ID. 

Limitations

Notary service is not available for:

  1. Deeds, mortgages, or other real estate closing documents. These documents can require technical or legal knowledge that is beyond the scope of our service.
  2. Copy certification (ie birth and marriage certificates)
  3. USCIS Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
  4. Documents written in languages the notary does not read
  5. Documents with blank spaces 

Staff Notaries are not attorneys licensed to practice law, may not give legal advice about immigration or any other legal matter, and may not accept fees for legal advice.

Quick Overview

Our Friends of the Library group operates a local chapter of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  Any child between the ages of 0 and 5 who resides in the 62269 zip code is eligible.  Learn more about this amazing program at ofpl.info/dolly.

Register to Vote

If you are not yet registered to vote in Illinois or need to update your registration, you can complete an online voter registration application.

To vote in Illinois:

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • You must be 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election and turn 18 on or before the date of the General or Consolidated Election.
  • You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
  • You must not be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution as a result of a conviction.
  • You may not claim the right to vote anywhere else.
Voter Integrity Hotline

The County Clerk’s office has implemented the Voter Integrity Hotline. If you have any questions or comments concerning the voting process in St. Clair County, please call or email:

Overview

Every year we partner with AARP to offer a Tax Aide Service.  To learn more, visit our Tax Resource Center.