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Discover & Go Program
Discover and GoDiscover & Go provides San Mateo Public Library card holders with FREE passes to local museums and other cultural institutions.  Make reservations online and print passes at home or at the library.  Each Discover & Go pass expires immediately after the reservation date. 

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Discover & Go Frequently Asked Questions


What is Discover & Go?
As a San Mateo Public Library card holder, you have access to numerous museums and cultural institutions throughout the Bay Area.  Each Discover & Go pass expires immediately after the reservation date.  This program allows library users to make reservations online by date or by venue and print out a pass.


How does Discover & Go work?
  • In order to make a reservation, you must have a valid San Mateo Public Library card.  San Mateo Public Library card numbers begin with '29047.'
  • You can have up to 2 reservations at a time.
  • You can cancel a reservation only if you have not already printed the admission pass
  • The pass is for use only by the person named and only on the date specified.  No photocopies are allowed. Vaid ID is required.


What if my card is from a different library in the Peninsula Library System?
Below is a list of other libraries in the Peninsula Library System that also participate in the Discover & Go program.  If you have a card through one of these libraries, follow the link to log in and print out your passes.

Can I get free or discounted passes to any museum, zoo and other institution through the Library?
Free, or discounted passes, are available to a number of musums and cultural institutions.  See the list of participating partners at Discover & Go.  If you have a San Mateo Public Library card you can access the Library's museum pass reservation system online at Discover & Go.  You can make up to 2 reservations; however, the number of persons admitted per pass varies by venue.  Consult the museum's information page on Discover & Go regarding admission.


Are you limited to a certain number of museum pass reservations for the year?
Most venues do not have an annual limit per library card number; however, there are some venues that have placed a restriction on the number of times you can use a pass.  You will find details about each pass within the venue information at Discover & Go.


How many Discover & Go passes can I reserve?
You can have 2 active reservations at a time.  For example, if you make one reservation for a visit in June and you make a second reservation for a visit this Saturday, you can make another reservation after you complete your visit this Saturday.


What museums are available for reservations through Discover & Go?
You can see which musuems and cultural destinations are available by clicking on "Venues" at Discover & Go


Who can reserve museum passes on Discover & Go?
Access to museum pass reservations is limited to valid San Mateo Public Library cardholders.  The number of passes available and terms of use are set by the participating organizations.  See the list of participating partners at Discover & Go.


Can I cancel an active Discover & Go reservation if I haven't printed the pass?
You can cancel a pass that has not been printed by logging into Discover & Go and clicking on "Cancel Pass."  Please remember that once the pass has been printed your reservation cannot be cancelled.


I cannot use the pass I printed from Discover & Go.  What do I do with the printed pass?  I printed the wrong date.  Do I just throw it away?
You can cancel a pass that has not been printed by logging into Discover & Go and clicking on "Cancel Pass."  Please remember that once the pass has been printed your reservation cannot be cancelled.


How do I get more information on Discover & Go?
An online tutorial is available or you can call the San Mateo Public Library at (650) 522-7818.

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