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Museum Pass Policy    Call 466-8055, ext. 218 for availability

700-20 & 700-40

Free family museum passes are available to Great Neck Library Cardholders over 18 years old in good standing.

Museum passes may be borrowed for three (3) days and may not be renewed.  Only one (1) museum pass may be checked out on a patron’s account at one (1)  time.   Passes may be sent  to any branch, upon your request. If you request that an available pass be sent to a branch, usually it will arrive at the branch the following day after 1pm, except for Sundays when there are no deliveries.  The museum pass will be held at the branch until close of business the day the museum pass arrives at the branch.  

The pass must be returned to any Great Neck Library location one hour before closing the day the pass is due. Passes may not be placed in any library book drop.

Late fees are $5 per day. A patron who loses a pass will be charged the replacement cost designated by the museum.

Patrons should call the museum directly for updated information on hours of operation, parking and/or directions. Each museum reserves the right to determine the rules and regulations governing the use of their museum pass. The museums have the right to change hours of operation, so it is always advisable to contact the museum prior to your visit. Therefore, when borrowing museum passes, patrons should have a back-up plan in case the museum is unexpectedly closed.

The Library assumes no responsibility of any kind arising out of the use of museum passes or parking accommodations.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Who can borrow a museum pass?
A: Great Neck Library Resident Card holders over the age of 18 in good standing.

Q: Where do I pick up my museum pass?
A
: We can send your pass to any Great Neck Library location for pick up. Once the museum pass arrives at its pick up location, you have until 15 minutes before closing on the day the pass arrives to check it out.

Q: Where do I return my museum pass?
A: You must return your museum pass to the desk at any location of Great Neck Library at least one (1) hour before closing.  Museum passes may not be returned in any of our Book drops.

Q: What museums passes does the library have? (Click here to check status)
A: As of September 1, 2015 we have 33 passes available for 21 museums :  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Cradle of Aviation, Frick Collection, Garvies Point Preserve, Guggenheim Museum, Heckscher Museum of Art, Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of the City of New York, Nassau County Firefighters Museum, Nassau County Museum of Art,  New York Historical Society, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Old Westbury Gardens, PS1, Vanderbilt Museum, and Walt Whitman Birthplace. 

Q: For how long may I borrow the pass?
A: Passes may be borrowed for three (3) days and must be returned to the desk of any Great Neck Library location at least one (1) hour before closing.  Museum passes may not be renewed and only one (1) museum pass may be checked out on a patron’s account at one time.

Q: How will I know what passes are available?
A: Check the Library’s catalog. If the status of a museum pass is Check Shelves, it is available for circulation. You can call 466-8055, ext. 218 to make sure the pass is available. Museum passes may not be reserved or renewed.

Q: What if the pass is returned late?  What if I lose the pass?
A: Late fees are $5 a day per pass.  However, we encourage all patrons to be courteous of others and return the passes on time.  A patron who loses a museum pass will be charged the replacement cost determined by each museum.

Q: What does the museum pass entitle me to?
A: The pass provides access to the museum itself.  There may be an additional charge for parking which may not be covered by the pass.  Prior to your visit to a museum, call the museum or view the museum’s website for additional information.  Museums have the right to change hours of operation, so it is always advisable to contact the museum prior to your visit.

Q: Can I reserve a Museum pass?
A:  No.  But we will hold a museum pass for pickup until close of business on the day the request is made. If the museum pass has been sent to another branch for pickup, we will hold it until close of business of the day the museum pass arrives at that branch. 

 
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