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Museum Passes

Kenilworth Public Library
Museum Pass Lending Policy

Museum Passes may be checked out to Kenilworth Public Library cardholders who are Kenilworth Residents in good standing (unexpired with outstanding fines and fees totaling no more than $5.00), who are 18 years of age or older. All Museum Pass borrowers are required to sign a waiver stating that this policy has been read and understood.

Museum Pass Borrowers are responsible for the care and return of Museum Passes, including the envelope in which they are provided and any supplemental material contained therein.

Kenilworth Resident library cardholders may check out one Museum Pass per card at a time.

Museum Passes may be checked out for seven days, and are not renewable. Passes must be returned inside to the circulation desk and handed to a library employee so that the passes are checked back in properly to your account.

Museum Passes must be returned to the Kenilworth Public Library. If a Museum Pass is returned to another library, late fees will accrue until the date that the Museum Pass arrives at the Kenilworth Public Library.

If the Library has two Museum Passes to a single museum, a family or group may check out one Museum Pass from that Museum, but not both, in accordance with our agreement with the museum.

Museum Passes can not be placed on hold, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Benefits provided by the use of a Museum Pass, including the number of people admitted, discounts and special exhibits, vary from museum to museum. If you have a question about Museum Pass benefits which is not explicitly stated in this policy, or on the pass itself, it is strongly advised that you contact the museum before you visit.

While some museums take part in reciprocal admission programs, many of these programs do not include library Museum Passes. If you have a question about reciprocal admission, it is strongly advised that you contact the museum before you visit.

All questions about this policy should be submitted to the library director.
Fee Schedule

There is no cost to borrow a Museum Pass as long as it is returned on time. In consideration of others who are waiting to use the Museum Pass, the following fees will apply.

If a Museum Pass is returned late, a late fee of $10.00 per day (per Museum Pass) will accrue until the day the Museum Pass is returned. The maximum late fee charged will be $50.00. The borrower will remain liable for these fees after the Museum Pass is returned.

If a Museum Pass is lost or damaged, the borrower will be charged a replacement fee of $50.00, or any fee assessed by the Museum to the Kenilworth Public Library for replacement of the lost or damaged Museum Pass, whichever is higher. This fee will be charged in addition to any late fees already accrued.

If a Museum Pass is not returned on time, the Kenilworth Public Library staff will attempt to contact the borrower after the original due date for the Museum Pass. After two weeks, if the Museum Pass has still not been returned or the borrower cannot be reached, a replacement fee will be charged and the Museum Pass will be replaced. After this point, the Museum Pass can no longer be returned to the library and will no longer be usable.

A replacement fee of $5.00 will be assessed if the envelope containing the Museum Pass is lost or damaged.

Approved by the Kenilworth Public Library Board of Trustees on June 8, 2017