Parks Passes for Public Libraries

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Vermont State Parks and Vermont Historic Sites pass program which begins this month when parks and sites open.

This program was first introduced in 2009 and is co-sponsored by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.

The program will end when the parks and sites close for the summer/fall; that date varies according to individual park and site rules. The library pass admits one vehicle holding up to eight people to a Vermont State Park or Vermont Historic Site for one day.

Our co-sponsors would like us to provide them with circulation statistics of the passes at the end of the season. Please set up a mechanism to track pass use. The statistics may encourage other state agencies to participate in collaboration with Vermont libraries.

Important information:
  1. Libraries may purchase additional passes at the discounted rate of $40.00 each;
  2. Libraries may request ONE free replacement pass for the State Parks pass and ONE free replacement pass for the Historic Site pass in the event of (1) damage to the pass that makes it impossible to use, or (2) loss of the pass by the library (and not a library patron). Contact the Department of Libraries to order a replacement pass. (Please destroy the damaged pass.) Contact Rita Brink at 802-828-3261 or email
  3. This program does not provide a free replacement pass in the event that a library patron has borrowed and not returned a library’s pass. In such a situation you should follow your own policies for billing and replacement.
To order additional passes:
Pass policy example:
Libraries wishing to write a policy for loaning the passes may use this example policy that is based on the ECHO Center Pass policy from the Burnham Library in Colchester.
Policy in word format