Telluride Library: New Services, Passports & Fingerprinting!

For details about the Telluride Library’s new passport services, including fees and making appointments, use this link. For details about WPL’s fingerprinting services, including fees and making appointments, please use this link.


Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library has added two new services to its menu: passports and fingerprinting. Both services are currently available to all members of the public.

The Telluride marshal’s department stopped offering fingerprinting services and the Telluride post office was not offering passport services for a while. Recently, passport services have been reinstated at the post office, but the hours are very limited.

We saw a need in the community and did some research.  We were pleased to find out that we could offer both services at the library after some staff training and minimal investment in equipment,” said Digital Services Outreach Librarian Erin Hollingsworth.

The Telluride Library can process applications for new passports and take passport (and visa) photographs. The Library can aLSO take digital fingerprints which are sent to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to be used for background checks for various jobs, including working in Telluride schools. There are fees associated with both services.

“The library has had a Spanish and English bilingual notary republic on staff for some time and that service is used quite a bit.  We decided to add these others and have seen them take off immediately,” said Library Directory Sarah Landeryou, “Our role as a public library is to assess the needs of the community and meet them when appropriate.”    

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