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Community Library Pass

The Community Library Pass (CLP) is a $250 annual Penn Museum Membership for public and collegiate libraries which can be checked out by library members.

A family looking at an artifact in the Egypt gallery.

The CLP provides complimentary admission to the Penn Museum for 2 adults and any household children under the age of 18. During their visit, CLP holders can explore the Penn Museum and participate in free-with-admission public programming, such as our CultureFest! celebrations and guided public tours.

How to Join

To join, download this form and mail with enclosed payment to Penn Museum Membership, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104. Checks should be made payable to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

If you’d like to request an invoice, join or renew by phone, or for any questions about the Community Library Pass, contact the Membership & Gifts Office at 215.898.5093 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Start Your Adventure

To use a CLP to visit the Penn Museum, simply present the CLP at either the Main or East Entrance ticketing desk once you arrive. You cannot book tickets or a time slot in advance with the CLP.

Contact your local library to see if they are a CLP holder and their procedures for checking out the pass. Your library may require you to be a card holder at their branch or limit how often you can check it out, but there should be no other fees or charges associated with using the CLP.

Visit our Plan Your Visit page to learn about directions and parking, hours, what’s on view, museum policies and more.

The CLP does not include Individual or Dual Membership benefits like discounts in the Museum Shop or Museum Café or discounted event registration fees. Interested in becoming a Penn Museum member? Check out our Membership levels and find the right fit for you.