In the interest of preserving public health and limiting the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all of our Public Libraries are CLOSED Saturday, March 14 through Wednesday, April 15. The public is encouraged to take advantage of all the digital resources the Public Library offers online.
The due date for all items that are due between Saturday March 14 and Wednesday April 15 has been extended to Wednesday April 22.
Holds that are 'Ready for Pickup' will continue to be held for you through the first week after we reopen.
Holds that are 'In Transit' for you will be processed after we reopen.

Any library card that was due for a scheduled update during this period has been updated through May 1.
Assistance is available by phone during the closure Monday through Friday 10:00AM to 4:00 PM  For general information please call (505) 768-5141.  If you need assistance with your account or a library card please call (505) 768-5170.

Museum Discovery Pass Program: Museum Passes



Museum Discovery Pass Program

Discover an adventure at your local library! Museum Discovery Passes are available on a first come, first served basis at most Public Library locations. They can't be placed on hold by computer or phone, so please visit your local library to choose today's adventure!

The Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County is pleased to offer local museum family passes for check out. This program is designed to engage adults, children and families in art, history, science, technology and literacy learning. The Museum Discovery Passes are made possible through the Library’s materials funding and donation of Passes from some of the Library’s partners in the program.

The Museum Discovery Passes are offered at all branches of the Public Library except for the Special Collections branch. Museum passes may be checked out by adult cardholders with full access accounts in good standing. Museum Passes check out for 7 days and may not be renewed. Only one Museum Pass at a time may be checked out by a family. Each Pass generally allows 2 adults and 2 children free entry to the museum of choice, exceptions are noted on the Pass.

Visit your local branch to see what passes are available!

Participating Institutions:

  • Albuquerque International Balloon Museum - Passes are inactive.
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art and History - Passes available through October 31 2020.
  • ¡Explora! - Passes available through August 31, 2020.
  • Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico - Passes are inactive.
  • Maxwell Museum of Anthropology - Passes available through August 31, 2020.
  • National Museum of Nuclear Science & History - Passes available through August 31, 2020.
  • New Mexico Family Pass - Visit any of 14 state museums and historic sites throughout NM. Passes are active.
  • Unser Racing Museum - Passes are inactive.

Make sure to check-out and return the museum pass to the Service Desk at your branch library. You may only return a Pass to the branch library where you checked it out. Please do not put museum passes in the library book drops; this could result in loss of the pass and significant costs to you, so please check the hours of the location to make sure you return the pass while we are open.

Borrowers agree to reimburse the library $25.00 for lost or stolen Passes.

FamilyPass surveyAfter returning the New Mexico FamilyPass, we ask that you complete a survey so that we can accurately measure the impact and success of the FamilyPass program. Click here for the FamilyPass survey!

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