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Provider: Gale Virtual Reference Library

Checkout Limit: Unlimited

Checkout Period: Unlimited

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Provider: Overdrive & Libby

Checkout Limit: 10

Checkout Period: 7-21 days

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Provider: EBSCO

Checkout Limit: 7

Checkout Period: 7 days

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The Alexandria Library is pleased to offer passport services at the Beatley Central Library and Barrett Branch.  The Library is designated as a walk-in facility by the State Department. Passport services will be offered on a first come - first served basis. No appointments are needed. We only process new passport applications.




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