The David & Joyce Milne Public Library has passes to local museums that can be checked out for a short loan period by CWMARS adult library card holders. These passes cannot be reserved and are available on a "first come, first served" basis. One pass per card holder can be checked out. You must have your physical library card to borrow a museum pass and they must be returned to the Milne library after use.
Updated Museum Pass Procedures During COVID:
The way our museum passes are working during COVID precautions are as follows...
1) Patrons need to check the museum's requirements for visiting - if a reservation is required by the museum to visit their location, patrons must have their reservation made BEFORE reserving our museum pass.
2) Once a reservation is secured, or a specific visit plan with dates are confirmed, patrons should come to the Milne Library during open hours to check out the specific museum pass; we ask that you call us just before leaving to make sure the pass is here.
3) We will check out the museum pass to you for a set amount of time to cover your visit; you must return the pass to the Milne Library ONLY. It cannot be returned to any other libraries. You are welcome to return it in our outside return slot to the right of the main doors (open 24hrs/7 days a week).
Each museum sets its own pass rules: how long it can be checked out, how often it can be used in a day, and how many people are covered by the pass. All this depends on the museum you are interested in visiting.
Below is a list of the museum passes that the Milne library has in its collection. The passes can be searched for in the catalog, so it's a good idea to check and see if the one you'd like to borrow is available.
Bennington Museum - 2 day loan; 2 adults free admission
Berkshire Museum - 2 day loan; 2 adults and 2 kids
The Clark Art Institute - 1 day loan; 1 adult admission
Hancock Shaker Village - 2 day loan; 2 adults and 2 kids
Mass MoCA - 2 day loan; 2 adults and 2 kids
MA Park Pass - 2 day loan; free vehicle entry into any MA State Park
Norman Rockwell Museum - 1 day loan; 2 adults at a discounted rate of $10 each. Free admission for ages 18 and under.