Museum Passes

Museum Pass ProgramThanks to a generous gift from the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation, patrons of the New Rochelle Public Library may visit many local museums for free (or at a discount) with our Museum Pass Program.

The following museums are currently participating in the program:

  1. American Museum of Natural History (2 Individual Passes Available and limited to one reservation per household every six months)
  2. Boscobel House and Gardens
  3. Bruce Museum
  4. Children’s Museum of Manhattan
  5. Children’s Museum of the Arts
  6. Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
  7. DiMenna Children’s History Museum/New York Historical Society
  8. El Museo del Barrio (No pass needed – just show your NRPL Library Card) 
  9. Guggenheim Museum
  10. Hudson River Museum
  11. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  12. Katonah Museum of Art
  13. MoMA PS1
  14. Museum of Modern Art
  15. Museum of the City of New York
  16. Neuberger Museum of Art
  17. New York City Fire Department Museum
  18. New York Transit Museum
  19. NY State Empire Pass
  20. Paley Center for Media
  21. Stamford Museum & Nature Center
  22. Stepping Stones Museum for Children (Discounted)
  23. Storm King Art Center
  24. Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling 
  25. Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture (Weekends, Seasonal)
  26. The Frick Collection
  27. The Jewish Museum
  28. Westchester Children’s Museum
Please read the policy below, then CLICK HERE to reserve your pass. Contact the First Floor Information Desk at the Main Library with any questions; (914) 813-3718.

Museum Pass Policy

New Rochelle Public Library
Museum Pass Policy

  • Museum Passes are available to New Rochelle Public Library adult cardholders with library accounts in good standing.
  • Passes may be reserved up to 1 month in advance and patrons may reserve passes using the online reservation system (available on our website here) or by phone (914-813-3718) or in person.
  • Passes must be checked out and returned in person to the 1st Floor Information Desk at the main New Rochelle Public Library (located at 1 Library Plaza) no later than 15 minutes before closing time.
  • Passes may be checked out for 3 days and may not be renewed.
  • Patrons will be charged $10.00 for each day that the pass is overdue.
  • Patrons will be charged $10.00 if the pass is returned in the book-drop or to any other library.
  • Patrons will be charged the replacement cost of the pass if the pass is not returned within 1 week of the due date.
  • Patrons are responsible for knowing the number of people allowed free entry with the Museum Pass that they borrow.
  • Patrons are responsible for knowing the operating days and hours of the museum that they plan to visit.
  • A person or family may borrow only one pass at a time and are limited to 4 reservations within a 30-day period.
  • Per our agreement with the museums, the New Rochelle Public Library requests that a family not use 2 of the family’s library cards to reserve 2 passes to the same museum.  Violating this rule may result in cancellation of the reservation and loss of future Museum Pass privileges.
  • Patrons must cancel reservations that they cannot keep by contacting the library at 914-813-3718.
  • Reservations should be cancelled 24 hours before the patron is scheduled to pick up the pass.
  • A reservation that is not cancelled before the pick-up date will count as 1 of the 4 reservations allowed in a 30-day period.
  • If a patron does not visit the museum after checking out the Museum Pass, the reservation will still count as 1 of the 4 reservations allowed in a 30-day period.
  • The patron who picks up the pass must be the same patron whose name and number are on the reservation.
  • When picking up the Museum Pass, the patron will sign a contract agreeing to all rules governing the Museum Pass Program.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library reserves the right to refuse to issue a Museum Pass to a New Rochelle patron if the patron does not agree to the terms of the contract or has a history of not returning a pass on the due date or has not paid the late or lost fees that they have incurred.

Adopted by the NRPL Board of Trustees on February 8, 2018.


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