Monday, July 18, 2016


Discover & Go helps get you there with free transit passes
to select venues in August, September, and October

The Contra Costa County Library is once again offering free mass transit passes for use with Discover & Go. From August through October, Discover & Go participants who live in Contra Costa County can request a pre-paid Clipper Card for select venues. Once patrons choose the Print Pass option for a Discover & Go event, they will see a banner to request the Clipper Card.

To sign-up for a free Clipper Card, view your August / September / October reservation on your Discover & Go account:

1) Click "View" and "Print Pass"
2) Click on the 511 banner on your Discover & Go pass to sign-up and request your Clipper Card. The banner will look like this:

The Clipper Card will have a stored value for use on BART, the bus, and other forms of mass transit. This promotion is a partnership between 511 Contra Costa and the library and is intended to encourage the use of public transportation to visit museums.

"This collaboration provides our patrons with a carefree, car-less trip to our most popular Discover & Go destinations," said Library Information Systems Programmer Stacie Deng.

Since its inception in January 2011, Discover & Go has met Contra Costa County Library’s goal of providing access to culture inside and outside the library by attracting 90 Bay Area museum partners and making over 800,000 cultural visits possible for families with library cards.

511 Contra Costa is a comprehensive Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program that promotes transportation alternatives to the single occupant vehicle. 511 Contra Costa encourages "green commutes" via the utilization of alternative modes of transportation that improve traffic congestion and improve air quality by maximizing the use of the entire transportation network. For more information, visit

The following venues are valid destinations for the Clipper Card promotion. Try 511-Contra Costa's Trip Planner feature to plan your Discover & Go trip.

    Asian Art Museum   |   Bay Area Discovery Museum   |   The Beat Museum   |   Bedford Gallery   |   California Academy of Sciences   |   California Historical Society   |   California Shakespeare Theater   |   Chabot Space & Science Center   |   Children's Creativity Museum   |   Contemporary Jewish Museum   |   CuriOdyssey   |   The de Young Museum   |   El Campanil Theatre   |   Exploratorium   |   Freight & Salvage   |   Golden State Model Railroad Museum   |   Hayward Area Historical Society Center for History & Culture   |   Habitot Children's Museum   |   The Historic BAL Theatre   |   Lawrence Hall of Science   |   The Legion of Honor   |   Lindsay Wildlife Experience   |   Madame Tussauds San Francisco   |   The Marine Mammal Center   |   McConaghy House (Hayward Area Historical Society)   |   Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment   |   Museum of the African Diaspora   |   Museum of the American Indian   |   Oakland Museum of California   |   Oakland Zoo   |   Pacific Pinball Museum   |   Peralta Hacienda Historical Park   |   Playland Not-at-the-Beach   |   The Presidential Yacht, USS Potomac   |   Richmond Museum of History   |   Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum   |   The Ruth Bancroft Garden   |   Saint Mary's College Museum of Art   |   The San Francisco Dungeon   |   San Jose Museum of Art   |   San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles   |   San Mateo County History Museum   |   SS Red Oak Victory   |   The Tech Museum of Innovation   |   UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive   |   UC Botanical Garden   |   USS Hornet Museum   |   Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum   |   Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

For more information, contact:
Virtual Library staff
Contra Costa County Library |
(800) 984-4636 |

For media inquiries, contact:
Brooke Converse
Community and Media Relations Coordinator
Contra Costa County Library |
(925) 927-3213 |