News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 08/10/2012
Subject :

Palo Alto City Library Opens Doors to the Bay Area’s Cultural Attractions with Discover & Go
Contact : Diane Lai, Division Head, Collection & Technical Services, Library    (650) 329-2517

Palo Alto, CA – The Palo Alto City Library is pleased to join the Discover & Go network, a service providing free or discounted passes to a wide variety of Bay Area museums and other cultural attractions. Library users can browse a growing list of participating Bay Area cultural venues, easily make online reservations, and download and print their passes, all through the Palo Alto City Library’s Discover & Go website at

Discover & Go passes are available for library cardholders ages 16 and up. Library users can reserve up to two passes at a time. This online system requires neither picking up nor returning physical passes to the library, so there are never any late fees. The growing list of participating cultural destinations currently includes:

  • Aquarium of the Bay
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Bedford Gallery
  • California Historical Society 
  • Charles M. Schultz Museum 
  • The Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • Exploratorium 
  • GLBT History Museum 
  • The Lawrence Hall of Science 
  • Lindsay Wildlife Museum 
  • Marine Mammal Center
  • Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment 
  • Museum of Children’s Art
  • Museum of Craft and Folk Art
  • Museum of the African Diaspora
  • Napa Valley Museum
  • Oakland Aviation Museum
  • Pacific Pinball Museum
  • Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
  • Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art
  • The Tech Museum
  • UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
  • USS Hornet Museum
  • Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

This exciting partnership between libraries and museums expands these institutions’ ability to provide families and people of all ages with affordable and educational entertainment opportunities.

"In today’s digital society, the library acts not only as a physical destination for the community’s informational and recreational needs, but also as a virtual destination providing access to a spectrum of learning experiences," said Library Director Monique le Conge. She also adds, "Discover & Go is a perfect fit with the Library’s mission of enabling exploration to enrich lives with knowledge, information and enjoyment."

The Discover & Go Network currently includes 19 Northern California public library systems. Discover & Go was developed by the Contra Costa County Library with Quipu Group.

For more information visit or call 650-329-2436.