Lilian S Besore Memorial Library

Welcome to our newly renovated library with an all new addition of a main level community room, handicap accessible bathroom, a motorized handicap lift, and an adult reading room.  We were excited to have all this completed around our 50th Anniversary.  Come check out our new space!

Did you know that we are a Passport Acceptance Facility?  With two passport agents on staff, we can answer your passport questions, execute your passport applications and even take your passport photos.  We are available six days a week by appointment only.

The Lilian S.Besore-New-Back-Entrance1 Besore Memorial Free Library has a collection size of almost 50,000 items, including fiction, non-fiction, movies, picture books, books on CD, etc.  If you can’t find what you are looking for here, we can request it from another library for you.  Stop by and see what great things are happening at our friendly library.


Hours & Holidays


Monday 1:00 pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm

For information on when the library is closed, please check out our facebook page.

The library is closed for the following holidays: New Year’s Holiday (Jan. 1), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Holiday (Dec. 24-25).


Contact Us

305 East Baltimore Street
Greencastle PA 17225
Director: Kiely Fisher


Passport Services

Applying for a U.S. Passport?

Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library is an official U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility.  Agents at Besore can accept your application, answer any questions you may have and help you better understand the passport process.

What’s a good reason to have Besore Library process your application?  The passport acceptance fee and passport photo fee that you pay stays at Besore and is used for new book purchases and programming.  By choosing us, the whole community is benefiting!

Please call us at 717-597-7920 (ext 3) to make an appointment (appointments are required).

Passport Book and Passport Card Fees (effective July 13, 2010)

PASSPORT RENEWALS – If you are age 16 or over and eligible to use Form DS-82 (see for eligibility requirements), you do NOT need to pay the $25 acceptance fee when renewing your passport; the cost to renew a U.S. Passport Book is $110. If you are eligible to use form DS-82, the cost to apply for a U.S. Passport Card is $35.


Passport Services Acceptance Fee Application Fee Total Fees
Passport Book Age 16 and over $25 $110 $135
Passport Book Under Age 16 $25 $80 $105
Passport Card Age 16 and over $25 $30 $55
Passport Card Under Age 16 $25 $15 $40
Passport Book & Card Age 16 and over $25 $140 $165
Passport Book & Card Under Age 16 $25 $95 $120


Keep in mind that two separate payments are required.  Passport acceptance fees are paid directly to the Franklin County Library System, while passport application fees are paid directly to the Department of State. Valid payment methods are listed below.


Valid Payment Methods

Payment Type Accepted by
Accepted by
Department of State
Credit Card YES NO
Debit Card YES NO
Personal Check NO YES
Business Check YES YES
Postal Money Orders YES YES


You may request the Department of State’s Expedited Passport Processing Service for an additional $60. Additional overnight fees also apply. For current passport processing times, please visit

Select, complete and print a Passport Application Form in advance to shorten your visit.

We also now take passport photos for an additional $10.


POWER Library

Check out what online resources are available to you through POWER Library.


  • AP ImagesPOWER-header-logo
  • Auto Repair Center
  • Bookflix
  • Business Source Main Edition
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Cybersmarts
  • Newspaper Source
  • SIRS Discoverer

and various resources for school projects.

Click Here to go to POWER (You will need your library card barcode number)