Museum Passes


Some museum passes may be available. Due to COVID-19, state or local restrictions may close museums. Even when open, many museums now require advance tickets in addition to passes. Please check the ticketing process with the museum.

At the Public Library of Brookline we offer the following museum passes to Brookline residents to save on museum visits and trips. The Museum Pass program is generously funded by the Brookline Library Foundation, made up entirely of Brookline residents and volunteers.

Brookline residents may reserve museum passes online or by calling 617-730-2370 ext. 3.

Museum passes are available to reserve and pick up at our Brookline Village, Coolidge Corner, and Putterham locations. Passes may be reserved up to eight weeks prior to use.

To reserve a museum pass, a person must:

  • Be a Brookline resident or a Town of Brookline Employee
  • Have a valid library card

Museum Details  Reserve a Pass

Pass limits

  • Only one pass may be reserved per library card for a specific date
  • Passes for the same museum may not be borrowed on the same library card on consecutive days
  • Only four passes may be reserved per card at any one time

Picking up passes

Patrons must pick up passes at the library location that owns the pass booked. If you are unsure which of our three locations your library pass has been reserved at, please contact us at 617-730-2370.

Paper passes

  • May be picked up the day that you book the pass. You may book passes up to 8 weeks in advance.
  • Must be picked up by noon the day of the reservation (2pm on Sunday for Sunday passes)
  • Do not need to be returned

The JFK Library & Museum pass is a hard-copy pass. This pass:

  • May not currently be available, due to COVID-19.
  • Is only available at our Brookline Village location
  • May be picked up one day before the day of the reservation
  • Must be picked up by noon the day of the reservation (2pm on Sunday for Sunday passes)
  • Must be returned by the opening hour the day after use
  • May be returned in the book drop using the envelope provided when the library is closed
  • The late return fine for any reusable museum pass is $10.00 per day with a $30.00 maximum. Fee for a lost pass is $25.00

Late pick ups

If you are running late, please call us at 617-730-2370.  All passes may be given away on a first come/first served basis if not picked up by the times listed above.

Canceling a pass

You can cancel the pass online yourself until the day before use under My Passes.  After that, please call us at 617-730-2370 and we will cancel it for you.