Ainsworth Memorial Library is now lending museum passes to our patrons! Go on a family outing for little or no cost to you! The passes can be checked out at the Library or placed on hold.

The Library has passes for the following museums:

The Children's Museum of Oswego pass provides free admission for 2 adults and all of the children in one household.

The Empire Pass is the key to all-season enjoyment at New York State Parks. It provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry to most facilities operated by New York State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more.

The Everson Museum of Art pass provides free admission for 2 adults and children age 12 and under.

The Wild Center Pass admits 2 adults at a 50% discount ($10) and free admission for up to four youth admissions, ages 5-17. Young children (age 4 & under) are always free and are not counted as part of the four free youth admissions.

Museum Pass Policy

The Annie Porter Ainsworth Library’s Museum Pass Program provides patrons admission at a reduced cost, or no cost, to a variety of local museums and attractions.

  • Museum passes may be borrowed only by library cardholders ages 18 and over who are in good standing.
  • Only one (1) pass may be borrowed per cardholder at a time.
  • Each museum pass may be loaned for a seven (7) day period. 
  • Passes cannot be renewed.
  • Passes can be placed on hold by phone, online, or in-person. 
  • Museum passes are not available for interlibrary loan. 

By borrowing passes, patrons agree to the borrowing guidelines, including payments for lost passes.

The library is unable to accommodate requests to hold a museum pass for a specific date.

Patrons will have three (3) days once they have been notified of its availability.  These three days do not include the days when the library is closed.  In the event that a pass has not been picked up during this three-day period, the next patron on the holds list will be contacted to pick up that pass.

A fine of $2.00 per day will be charged for each day that a museum pass is overdue with a maximum fine of $10.00.

Failure to return the museum pass will result in a fine equal to the replacement cost of the museum pass.  Museum passes that are returned in a condition that renders them unusable will also be subject to a fine that is equal to the replacement cost.  The current museum pass replacement costs are as follows:

  • Everson Museum of Art - $60.00
  • NYS Empire Pass - $80.00
  • Oswego Children’s Museum - $135.00
  • The Wild Center - $90.00

When the library is closed, passes can be returned in the book drop using the envelope provided.

Admission policies vary with each pass. Please check each for details, possible charges, and number of persons admitted. Institutional policies for each pass are subject to change.