Museum Passes

The Friends of the Newburyport Public Library have provided the library with memberships to a number of local and Boston area museums. Museum passes are available to all MVLC library card holders.

Borrowing Guidelines

  • Museum passes are provided free of charge to any MVLC cardholder in good standing 
  • Passes may be reserved up to 30 days in advance online, by phone or in-person 
  • There is only one library pass available from each of the museums per day 
  • Limit of 1 pass per cardholder a day and 3 passes per cardholder each month  
  • Coupon passes may be picked up a week prior to use, physical passes no earlier than 24 hours prior to visit 
  • Passes should be picked up by 10:00 am on day reserved 
  • Coupon passes do not need to be returned 
  • Many library passes are digital and will be emailed to the cardholder. Please click on the red button “Access Pass” to find a PDF of your reservation. You may print out the pass, or display it on a mobile device at museum admissions. If purchasing tickets ahead of time through the museum website the pass will include a code to be applied for the discount at checkout. 
  • Most museum pass discounts apply to general admission only and are not valid for special exhibits and/or shows.  
  • Physical passes must be returned by 10:00 am the morning after use, either to the circulation desk or the library book drop (please DO NOT return passes to the Market Basket book drop)
  • There is a $5/day late fee for physical passes not returned on time and a $25 replacement fee if lost.  
  • Reservations may be changed or cancelled by calling the library. Unused reservations prevent use by other patrons. 
  • Some museums have special visitation guidelines. Visit the museum website prior to making a library pass reservation for details. Note: Some passes require up to 48-hour advance reservation and registration on the museum site prior to use. 
  • Proper usage of museum pass is the sole responsibility of the borrower.   
  • Misuse of the library’s museum pass program may result in loss of pass privileges.