How Do I Reserve a Pass

Passes can be reserved online or by phone using your library card and pin number. If you currently receive notices by email, you will immediately receive a confirmation email and a few days before the pass is to be picked up, you will receive a reminder email. Please call or visit any SCLSNJ branch to sign up for email notification. Confirmations and reminders are delivered by email only, not phone. Not all passes are available at all libraries.


Is There a Charge to Reserve a Pass?

There is no charge to check out a museum pass, only your valid Somerset County Library card is needed (not expired, no fines over $20).


How Many Passes Can I Reserve a Month?

A specific museum pass can be reserved once per month per card. For example, you may only reserve the Guggenheim once per month. Up to five museum passes can be reserved in a calendar month per card.


How Far in Advance Can I Reserve a Pass?

Reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance.


How Many People Are Admitted to a Museum Per Pass?

The membership conditions of each museum vary; to view these click on Reserve Pass By Museum.


Can I Cancel My Reservations?

You can cancel online or by calling any SCLSNJ branch.


What If the Library is Unexpectedly Closed Due to Weather or Another Emergency?

If the library is unexpectedly closed due to weather or another emergency and you can not pick up your reservation before it expires, then unfortunately you have lost your reservation.


Where Do I Pick Up My Pass?

Pick up your pass at the library branch where the reservation was made for. Passes circulate for three (3) days, except when the pickup date is on Friday, then the due date is Monday. Pick up the pass any time on the pickup date and return any time on the due date. For example, if the pickup date is Tuesday, you may check out the pass any time on Tuesday or Wednesday and return the pass by 9:00 p.m. on Thursday. If the pickup date is Friday the pass may be returned on Monday before 9:00 p.m.

Present the library card that was used to reserve the pass at check-out. The library card must be in good standing (not expired, no fines over $20). Some destinations may ask to see your library card.


Do I Need My Library Card to Pick Up the Pass

Yes, you will need to present the library card that you used when reserving the pass to pick it up. The library card must be in good standing (not expired, no fines over $20).


Where Do I Return My Pass?

Passes have to be returned to the library branch where it was picked up; return on time to avoid a late fee. Passes may be left in the book drop. If the library branch is open at the time you are dropping off the pass, please make your best effort to return the pass inside the building. Thank you for your consideration of others who are waiting to use the pass.


What is the Late Fee or Replacement Fee?

The late fee for all passes is $20/day. If a pass is lost or damaged the replacement fee is $50, with the exception of Grounds for Sculpture, where the fee is $100.