The Library has a variety of museum passes for checkout to PJFL cardholders. The passes will allow PJFL cardholders, 18 years and older to gain free entrance for a pre-determined number of guests. Accounts must be in good standing to borrow passes and guests must abide by the conditions that each museum location has set forth:
American Airpower Museum (Farmingdale, NY)
Children’s Museum of the East End (Bridgehampton, NY)
Cradle of Aviation Museum (Garden City, NY)
Fire Island Lighthouse (Captree Island, NY)
Guggenheim Museum (NYC)
Long Island Children’s Museum (Garden City, NY)
Long Island Explorium (Port Jefferson, NY)
Long Island Museum (Stony Brook, NY)
Long Island Science Center (Rocky Point, NY)
New York Transit Museum (NYC)
Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury, NY)
Nassau County Museum of Art (Roslyn Harbor, NY)
Parrish Art Museum (Water Mill, NY)
Southfork Natural History Museum & Nature Center (Bridgehampton, NY)
Vanderbilt Museum (Centerport, NY)
The Historical Society of Greater Port Jefferson offers 1 FREE Museum entry to the Mather House Museum with your Port Jefferson Free Library card. No checkout required! Simply show your PJFL card.Brochure
Your museum visit
You are responsible for planning your trip. Be sure to check the museum’s hours before you reserve a museum pass. Not all events/exhibits are covered with the museum pass. Additional fees are your responsibility. Please contact the museum directly for more information. You must bring both the museum pass and your library card.
How do I reserve a pass?
It is recommended you reserve passes well in advance of your planned museum visit. Passes may be reserved up to 60 days in advance. Call the Library and ask for the Circulation Desk. Due to high demand, walk-ins are not recommended but may be considered based on availability. The reserved date is defined as the pick up date and the first day of the three day loan. You must pick up the pass on the designated reserved date.
The eligible borrower’s Name, Telephone & Library card number will be required at the time of reservation. If you must cancel your reservation, please inform the Library as soon as possible so the pass can be made available to other patrons.
How many days can I borrow the pass?
Passes may be borrowed for 3 days, which includes the day it is picked up and the day it is due for return. For example, if your visit is for a Sunday, you may pick up the pass on Saturday, and it would be due for return on Monday, 1 hour prior to the Library’s closing time. If you wish to use the pass on a day the Library is closed, it must be reserved for pick up on the day prior to the Library’s closed date and will be due the next day the Library is open. If the pass is not returned on time, an extended use fee of $20 will apply for each day it is late.
How do I go about picking up my reserved pass?
Passes are picked up at the Circulation Desk on the designated reserved date. Borrowers will be required to present their library card and sign a museum pass user agreement at the time the pass is checked out. The pass must be checked out to the cardholder that the reservation was made under. The cardholder must be present with their library at check-out. The Library is not obligated to honor your reservation if the pass is not picked up on the designated reserved date. Passes that are not picked up on the designated reserved date are considered forfeited.
How many passes may I reserve/borrow at one time?
A maximum of one pass per household/family may be borrowed at one time. The same pass may not be reserved more than once per month.
When must the pass be returned?
Passes must be returned to the Circulation Desk one hour prior to Library closing on the day it is due. Museum passes may not be returned in the book drops. If the pass is not returned on time, an extended use fee of $20 will apply for each day it is late. Passes may NOT be renewed. it is the borrower’s responsibility to know library hours and to ensure that the pass is returned on time. Passes must be given to a staff member at the Circulation Desk. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE PASSES ON THE COUNTER OR IN THE BOOK DROP.
What if I lose or damage the pass?
As stated in the user agreement contract at checkout, borrowers will be responsible to pay the full replacement cost of any pass that is lost or damaged during their loan period. The borrower will also be responsible for any fees/charges the Library incurs as a result of non-return of a museum pass, which includes but is not limited to entry fees for the next borrower.