Handicap Accessible (ADA):
Hawaii State Library
478 S. King St., Federal Documents Section
Hours of Operation Shown in (PST-2)
10:00am - 3:00pm
Yes Passport Photos:
No, you will need to get passport photos taken before going there. Here is our passport photo guide
, so you can learn everything about passport photos. We have also compiled a list of places to get passport photos in Honolulu
Honolulu Passport Office: Hawaii State Library Location Overview
Hawaii State Library is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Honolulu, HI you can go here for passport help. Hawaii State Library is a Library facility that is able to witness your signature and seal your passport documents - standard processing is 4-8 weeks. This office DOES NOT issue passports, they will send your passport forms directly to a regional passport facility. There are 9 other passport acceptance agent offices located in Honolulu. Hawaii State Library is located in Honolulu County, Hawaii.
About Hawaii State Library
Hawaii State Library is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Hawaii State Library is sort of like a special notary for the Department of State / Passport Agency in which they can "Witness" your signature and officially "Seal" your application and documents. There is a separate $35 fee for this that is paid at the time of sealing.
Needs to visit an acceptance agent
New Passports Application (Child or Adult)
Lost / Damaged Passport Replacement
No Need to visit an acceptance agent
Passport Name Change Application
Passport Processing Times at Hawaii State Library
Standard Processing - Because of Covid-19, the current processing times are 10-12 weeks after submitting an application.
Expedited Processing - You can pay an extra $60 when sealing your documents at Hawaii State Library to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.
Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Hawaii State Library): If you have proof of travel within 3 days you can request an emergency appointment at one of the regional passport offices close to Honolulu. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.
Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Honolulu, HI
Honolulu Passport Agency - 1.4 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 2079.6 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 2211.9 Miles
Passport Services Offered at Hawaii State Library
Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Hawaii State Library will have pre-printed passport forms. You may also get passport forms from our website and print them on your own printer.
Passport Document Sealing / Passport Application Signature Witness - Hawaii State Library is an official Acceptance Agent as appointed by the Department of State. Certain municipal and postal employees at this location are authorized to "Witness" your signature (kind of like a notary).
NOTE: not required for passport renewals
Acceptance Agent fee is $35 (see more about Acceptance Agent Fees)
4-6 week passport expediting / 10-12-week standard passport service - These are the standard processing times for passports at any acceptance agent.
Hawaii State Library Service Area Radius
This passport office is located in -
Honolulu County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 96813, 96823, 96843, 96810, 96809, 96808, 96807, 96838, 96806, 96801, 96802, 96803, 96804, 96811, 96812, 96805, 96847, 96849, 96840
Frequently asked questions
How fast can I get a passport at Hawaii State Library?
Hawaii State Library does not issue passports, they are sent to a central processing facility, it will take at a minimum of 4 weeks if using expedited service and up to 12 weeks for standard processing.
I need a passport sooner than that, what are my options?
There is a regional passport office close to Honolulu. That will be your fastest option for passport issuance. The Honolulu Passport Agency is only 1.4 miles away.
Does Hawaii State Library charge for passports?
Hawaii State Library is an acceptance agent, Hawaii State Library does not issue passports – they do however charge the standard $35 acceptance agent fee to seal your documents, this is only required for new or replacement passport applications; renewals do not need to be sealed and thus no acceptance agent fee is required. Please see our detailed information on passport fees.
Can I get walk-in passport service at Hawaii State Library?
If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Hawaii State Library? Then no. They do not issue passports, you can get walk-in passport issuance at a regional passport facility only, not local acceptance agent facilities; passport are sent to a central processing location.
Does Hawaii State Library do passport renewals?
If you have your expired or soon-to-be expired passport, it is in good condition and the validity period on your expired passport was for 10-years, then you do not even need to visit an acceptance agent. You can do your application online, print-it and send it in with new passport photos, the old passport, and the required passport fees. See our guide about passport renewals to renew your passport yourself.
Can Hawaii State Library tell me about the status of my application?
No, they are acceptance agents and have nothing to do with the application once they witness your signature and seal your application. Once an application is in-process, Hawaii State Library will not be able to assist any further.
Does Hawaii State Library take passport photos?
No, you will have to get your passport photo taken before you go to Hawaii State Library for the sealing of your passport. Do not go there without getting passport photos first or you will not get your application sealed. Here's the list of locations to get passport photos in Honolulu.
What forms of payment does Hawaii State Library accept?
At Hawaii State Library, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Passport Fees can only be paid with a check or money order.