Museum Passes

Museum Passes

Please contact the museum before your visit to see if they require reservations.

The Summit Free Public Library is pleased to offer a museum pass lending program to our patrons. The Museum Pass program is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

  • Passes are only available to Summit Library card holders over the age of 17 including paid members and those employed in Summit.
  • Museum Passes circulate for a period of 3 days and cannot be renewed. 
  • Only one pass may be checked out at one time.
  • If you are unable to use your reserved pass, please cancel your request through our website  or by calling the Circulation desk.
  • Overdue fine for Museum Passes is $10 per day, up to a maximum of $200.00.
  • Lost Museum Pass will incur the full replacement charge of the pass. 
  • Replacement charge for Museum Pass container is $5.00.
  • Museum Passes have to be returned to the Circulation Desk. Museum passes may not be returned via the book drop.  


Who may borrow museum passes?

Summit Library card holders over the age of 17 including paid members and those employed in Summit.

Are there other rules about borrowing the passes?

Yes, only one museum pass at a time can be checked out to a household.

How long may I keep a pass?

Three days. For example, passes checked out on September 1st will be due on September 4th.

Who may use the pass with me?

Please check the guidelines included in the museum pass packet as each museum has different rules.

How may I pick up and return a museum pass?

Passes are available at the Circulation Desk of the Summit Library. Please call or stop by the Library to reserve a pass. Please return the pass in person to a staff member at the Circulation Desk. Do not put museum passes in the book drop.

What will it cost me?

It’s free (unless it’s returned late or lost). In the event that the pass is lost, you will be charged the full amount of the cost to replace the pass. These differ for each museum.

What if I don’t return a pass on time?

Failure to return the pass will result in a fine of $10.00 per day with a maximum fine of $200.00. Failure to return the pass container will result in a replacement fee of $5.00.

Do all passes work the same way?

Each museum has different rules regarding how many people may enter on a pass and discounts for other services. Please review the rules contained in each museum pass box.

Who pays for the museum passes?

Museum passes have been made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the Summit Free Public Library. For more information on the Friends of the Library, please click here.

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