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Books are just the beginning!

Did you know the Town of Ulster Library offers
FREE museum passes? 


***Please see below for specific information about each pass. All passes must be picked up at the Town of Ulster Library.***


Located on the historic Rondout waterfront, the Hudson River Maritime Museum was established in 1979 to collect, preserve, research, exhibit and interpret a collection of historical artifacts related to  the maritime heritage of the Hudson River and its tributaries. This is the only museum in New York State exclusively dedicated to this mission.

Our passes can be checked out for up to one week and will grant you admission to the Hudson River Maritime Museum exhibits and the Riverport Wooden Boat School exhibit. Multiple passes can be checked out on one library card.


The mission of Mohonk Preserve is to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy and explore their natural world.

These passes can be checked out for up to three (3) days. Only one pass can be checked out per library card. Redeem pass at one of the 4 trailheads or visitor’s center for a wristband good for the Mohonk Preserve’s lands only. Children 12 and under do not need a pass when accompanied by an adult. Parking is first come, first serve. Trail map provided.

*Pass does not grant entry to Mohonk Mountain House or Minnewaska State Park.



Art Omi presents contemporary art over its 120 acre Sculpture & Architecture Park in Columbia County, NY. Art Omi offers residency programs for international artists, writers, dancers, musicians and architects. Open daily, Art Omi welcomes the public to its grounds & events free of charge.

Art Omi is free to the public and our passes can be used for a complimentary beverage for you and up to three (3) guests at the Café. “As we enter the warmer months, it’s especially important to register in advance for your weekend visits to the Sculpture & Architecture Park. By registering in advance, you reserve a parking spot and guarantee that you will not get turned away if the lot has reached capacity.”



The Empire Pass is your key to all-season enjoyment at New York State Parks. This pass provides unlimited day use vehicle entry to most state parks and recreation facilities.

To find out more about the pass and to see a list of locations which accept the pass, click here and download the PDF next to ‘NYS Parks’.


… And look at what else you can borrow with your library card!


***Items must be checked out at the Town of Ulster Library.***


Want to fish but don’t have a pole? We’ve got you covered! We have fishing poles to check out and a handy tackle box you can keep for your next adventure.

Fishing poles can be checked out for 2 weeks.


Music lover? Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, we have the coolest ukuleles in town.

Ukuleles can be checked out for 3 weeks.