The Library building is open with limited hours & services.  Current hours are:  Mon.-Fri. 9-6 | Sat. 9-5 | Sun. Closed
Please limit your visit to 1 hour. Masks are required over nose & mouth at all times.  Read more.
We encourage you to take advantage of Curbside Pickup, Home Delivery, Digital Collections, and Virtual Programs.  


***Please note: Our Brookfield Zoo passes are available again.  In addition to the pass we print for you, the Zoo requires online registration in advance on their website

Other museum passes are currently unavailable. Not all museums are yet open, and some museums are giving preferential admittance to their members. We do not know when museum passes will become available again, but will post here when they do.



The adventure begins at your library!

Elmwood Park card holders can enjoy using both Explore More Illinois and Museum Adventure Passes at the same time to maximize your cultural experience!

Explore More Illinois

Gallery room of an art museum and a banner with the Explore More Illinois logo and text that says "Click here to explore more."Explore More Illinois is a cultural pass program that allows Illinois public library cardholders to get offers from museums, park districts, historical societies, performing and visual arts centers, and other attractions. Explore More Illinois is free and can be accessed 24/7 from any computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Once you are logged in with your library card number and PIN, you will see offers for the upcoming three months. You can also search for offers by date, attraction name, or location. Information about each attraction and the offer is available before making the reservation.

Reservations must be made for a specific date. Using the calendar, you can choose what date you want to make the reservation for and then choose the Reserve option under the attraction. A confirmation box will appear, and a confirmation email will be sent to the patron. You have the option of printing out a pass at that time, or you can choose to print it out later.

For more information visit the Explore More Illinois FAQ information page.


Museum Adventure Pass

Giraffes and a banner with the Museum Adventure Pass logo and text that says "Click here more adventures..."Use your Elmwood Park Public Library card to receive free admission or a special discount at over 15 unique Chicago area cultural destinations.

The Library has a limited number of passes for each participating organization, and these are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to Elmwood Park Public Library cardholders.  Passes must be checked out in person, and cannot be reserved or checked out online or on the phone.  

You must present your printed pass along with your library card at the participating museum.

One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per family, per loan period. The loan period is seven days, and will expire after the date printed on the pass.

For a detailed list of participating museums, their attractions, and offers, visit the Museum Adventure Pass website.


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