Museum Passes

Enjoy free or discounted admission to 25 nearby museums, including:

Who can check out passes?

The East Greenbush Community Library offers passes to 25 nearby museums for free or discounted admission.  Only East Greenbush and Schodack residents as well as current members of the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library are eligible.  A patron’s East Greenbush Community Library card & the Friends database act as necessary ID.This program is totally funded by The Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library.

Program guidelines
  • A pass can be checked out for 3 days.
  • Only one pass per household can be checked out at a time.
  • There are no renewals on the passes.
  • Passes are handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes need to be picked up by library closing time the same day if you call to check on availability.
  • Late Fees: $5.00 per day up to a maximum of $25.00 for late or lost passes.
  • Passes with their cases must be returned DIRECTLY to the East Greenbush Community Library.

 

List of museum passes
Check the museum websites listed below for hours, directions and their current exhibit information.
Some museums may charge additional fees such as special ticketed exhibits, family activities & tours.

Albany Institute of History & Art: www.albanyinstitute.org
Bennington Museum: www.benningtonmuseum.org
Berkshire Botanical Gardens:www.berkshirebotanical.org
Berkshire Museum:  www.berkshiremuseum.org
CMOST – Children’s Museum of Science & Technology: www.cmost.org
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga: www.cmssny.org
Crailo State Historic Site:  www.nysparks/historic-sites.com
Empire Pass: https://parks.ny.gov/
Empire State Aerosciences Museum: www.esam.org
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: www.carlemuseum.org
FASNY – Museum of Firefighting:  www.fasnyfiremuseum.com
Hancock Shaker Village:  www.hancockshakervillage.org
Hildene (The Lincoln Family Home):  www.hildene.org
Historic Cherry Hill:  www.historiccherryhill.org
The Hyde Collection:  www.hydecollection.org
MASSMoCA:  Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art:  www.massmoca.org
miSci (Museum of Innovation & Science):  www.misci.org
Norman Rockwell Museum: www.nrm.org
Olana State Historic Site:  www.olana.org
Saratoga Automobile Museum: www.saratogaautomuseum.org
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site:  www.nysparks/historic-sites.com
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute:  www.clarkart.edu
USS Slater DE766 – Destroyer Escort Historical Museum: www.ussslater.org
The Wild Center: www.wildcenter.org
World Awareness Children’s Museum: www.worldchildrensmuseum.org

Subject East Greenbush Card UHLS Card UHLS MyCard
Library Card Registration Free to any individual who resides or pays taxes in the East Greenbush Community Library taxing district or Town of Schodack. Cards expire and must be renewed every three years.

Free to any individual who volunteers or works at the EGRN Library. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

Free to partner educational agencies with verified employment. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

Those that live outside the UHLS area may purchase a temporary card at the price established by our Table of Fines and Fees. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

All ages eligible. Youth under age 16 must have their application completed and signed by a parent or guardian, who provides acceptable identification for them.

Card blocked at $5 or more in replacement costs or fines/fees

Fines vary according to individual library rules and UHLS resource sharing rules. The EGRN Table of Fines and Fees are applicable for items which are checked out from the East Greenbush Community Library

Free to residents residing in a community served by a UHLS library.

All ages eligible. Youth under age 16 must have their application completed and signed by a parent or guardian, who provides acceptable identification for them.

UHLS library cards expire and must be renewed every three years.

Card blocked at $5 or more in replacement costs or fines/fees

Fines vary according to individual library rules and UHLS resource sharing rules. The EGRN Table of Fines and Fees are applicable for items which are checked out from the East Greenbush Community Library

The UHLS MyCard is a fine-free, limited-access library card for youth. It is intended to address multiple barriers to serving youth and families, including:

  • Barriers to access related to fines (e.g. computer access, checking out materials)
  • Parents not present for a child’s library card registration
  • Previous fines on a child’s card

Free for youth residing in a community served by a UHLS library.Applicants 18 and under who are applying for a limited use, UHLS Youth Only MyCard, need to provide name, address, and date of birth.UHLS library cards expire and must be renewed every three years.Youth ages birth to 18 can register unaccompanied, or with the help of a caregiver or relative who is not the child’s parent/guardian.This card may be used at all UHLS Libraries except for the Colonie Town Library.

Card blocked at $10 or more in replacement costs.

No fines for late items

Limits on # of Materials Borrowed Unlimited checkouts Unlimited checkouts Limited total items: Can only have 3 items checked out on their card at a time
Types of Items All eligible item types. All eligible item types except Museum Passes, ILL, and Hot off the Press. Active paid members of the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library have access to all lending collections. Only items eligible to be borrowed are books (any age level), juvenile and young adult (teen) audiobooks, and juvenile and young adult (teen) DVDs.
Databases/Digital Content EGRN and UHLS subscription databases and digital content UHLS subscription databases and digital content Only items eligible to be borrowed are books (any age level), juvenile and young adult (teen) audiobooks, and juvenile and young adult (teen) DVDs.
Interlibrary Loan Nationwide UHLS Libraries UHLS Libraries
Program Registration Unlimited except by limited program capacity Preference given to resident cardholders Preference given to resident cardholders