MONTCLAIR, NJ –  The Montclair Public Library (MPL) has launched a new initiative that woud allow cardholders free access to 15 participating museums in New York and New Jersey.

Sponsored by the Montclair Public Library Foundation, MPL plans to increase museum visitation through its Museum Pass Program. MPL cardholders now have access to free admission to 15 participating museums in New York and New Jersey by borrowing membership passes.

“The library is proud to launch this Museum Pass Program,” said David Hinkley, library director. “Visiting museums is a great way to supplement education in a fun, informal setting.”

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Adults who have a valid, full-service Montclair Public Library card, and are in good standing, may reserve museum passes. Passes can be reserved online, in person, or by phone up to 60 days in advance. Cardholders are limited to one pass per museum during a 30-day period.

Participating museums include: American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Frick Collection, The Guggenheim Museum, Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum, Liberty Science Center, Montclair Art Museum, Morris Museum, Museum of the City of New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York Historical Society - Library & Demenna Children’s Museum, Stickley Museum, Turtle Back Zoo and Yogi Berra Museum.

To reserve a pass online, visit or call the reference desk at 973-744-0500 ext. 2235. For more information about Montclair Public Library, visit

About Montclair Public Library

Founded in 1893, the Montclair Public Library System serves the community of Montclair, New Jersey and surrounding towns through two facilities, the Main Library and the Bellevue Avenue Library, currently celebrating the Carnegie library building’s 100th Anniversary. The Montclair Public Library relies on municipal and private funding to offer a host of free educational programs, family events and services seven days a week, changing lives every day through words, ideas and community connections.


About Montclair Public Library Foundation

The Montclair Public Library Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that develops philanthropic support for the Montclair Public Library. Established in 2002, the MPL Foundation strives to increase funding for Library programs, collection enhancement, staff development, special projects and other critical needs that exceed municipal funding. Through the development of new financial resources, the MPL Foundation seeks to ensure that the Library meets the needs of its diverse community and maintains its stature as one of the foremost libraries in the State of New Jersey.