Museum Passes

Museum Pass Guidelines

Montvale Public Library Museum Pass Lending Guidelines

The Library is pleased to present our Museum Pass Program. Adult (18 years +) Montvale Public Library cardholders in good standing may borrow museum passes for four days. All pass reservations are processed via our MuseumKey webpage. Patrons can access this page directly or can call a reference librarian to reserve passes. Please call ahead before visiting museums to verify their hours of operation.


  1.  Reserve passes up to 7 days in advance through our website or by asking any reference librarian in person or by phone.

  2.  Failure to pick up a pass at the reserved time will result in a canceled reservation and the pass being given to the next person in line.

  3.  Patrons who have reserved and not picked up passes after two occurrences will be unable to borrow any museum pass for 6 months.


  1.  Pick up museum passes from a staff member at the circulation desk and fill out a Museum Pass Agreement. 

  2.  Passes are available for four days and are not renewable. If checked out on 3/13, the pass is due back on 3/17.

  3. One pass per card holder, per family will be given out.

  4. A $40 cash deposit will be collected at the time of the loan and will be refunded when the pass is returned on time. If pass is late, late fees will be subtracted from the deposit. 

  5.  American Museum of Natural History vouchers are limited to four vouchers per household every 12 months and do not need to be checked out like our passes. Because of this, these vouchers can be picked up at the reference desk. 


  1.  Return the pass to a staff member at the circulation desk only. Passes may not be returned to another library or in the book drop.

  2.  Passes must be returned in the condition that they are received. 


  1.  Library fines are $5 per day with a maximum fine of the full cost of the pass.  

  2.  If a pass is lost or damaged beyond repair, patrons must pay the full replacement cost of each pass.

Museum Pass Descriptions and Replacement Charges

American Museum of Natural History

Description: Provides one general admission plus one exhibit or show.

Replacement Charge: n/a

Aviation Hall of Fame

Description: Free admission for up to 4 people, includes special events.

Replacement Charge: $200

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Description: Free admission for 2 adults and all accompanying children.

Replacement Charge: $62.50

Guggenheim Museum

Description: Provides admission for four adults/student, plus $5.00 admission for a maximum of two additional guests.

Children under 12 are free.

Replacement Charge: $250.00

Intrepid - Sea, Air & Space Museum

Description: Provides admission for six adults or children.

Replacement Charge: $500.00

Liberty Science Center

Description: No pass necessary! $3 discount if you bring your Montvale Library card . Good for cardholder only. 

Replacement Charge: n/a

New York Historical Society

Description: Provides admission to two adults and two children.

Replacement Charge: $160.00

Storm King Art Center

Provides admission for two adults and any children from the same household.

Replacement Charge: $125.00