Please note that museums and the National Art Gallery are currently closed.
Ottawa Public Library has a number of Access Passes that provide free general admission to museums, parks, and other sites of interest in the Ottawa area.
Think of the Library before your next outing and borrow an Access Pass from one of our open branches.
National Gallery of Canada
Access to Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
The Ottawa Museum Network includes 11 local museums
Provides access to both the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum
Provides access to the Canadian Museum of Nature
Ontario Parks 2021 Commercial Vehicle Permit
“Check out” nature at your library!More information: Ontario Parks
City Of Ottawa Ski Pass
Provides access to Mooney's Bay Ski Centre trails.
Gatineau Park cross-country ski pass
In partnership with the National Capital Commission. Provides access to the trails of Gatineau Park.
How to use museum, park, and ski passes
Find the pass you want on this page and click on "Check availability" to see where you can borrow it. To provide equitable access, passes are Express items and cannot be put on hold. You can check out one pass at a time for up to seven days.
Before you go, review the visiting hours, information and requirements for the place you wish to visit. The visitor experience at certain sites may be different than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Access Passes from the Library are valid for general admission only. Special exhibitions or events may require additional admission fees.
Because we receive a limited number of passes from partner organizations, we cannot adjust quantities based on demand, like we do for other catalogue items.