Parks Passes at SB Libraries

San Bernardino Libraries Offering California State Parks Passes for Check Out at All Locations
Posted on Jul 27, 2023

City of San Bernardino Libraries Offering California State Parks Passes for Check Out at All Locations


For the second year in a row, the San Bernardino Public Library is offering its library cardholders free vehicle day-use entry to over 200 participating state parks operated by the California State Parks. Five passes are available at the Norman F. Feldheym Central Library and three passes are available at each of San Bernardino branch libraries.

“Libraries are trusted community hubs where Californians know they can find what they need to work, play, and thrive,” said California State Librarian Greg Lucas. “This partnership with State Parks now allows Californians to ‘check out’ California’s great outdoors at their community library.”

Among the parks eligible for free admission are Orange County beaches, including Doheny State Beach, Huntington State Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, and San Onofre State Beach.

Other popular participating state parks include Anza Borrego State Park in Riverside County, Silverwood Lake in San Bernardino County, Carlsbad State Beach in San Diego County, and Malibu Creek State Park in Los Angeles County.

Park passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be checked out for up to three weeks with a City of San Bernardino permanent library card in good standing. Passes may not be placed on hold or renewed and must be returned in-person during normal library operating hours.

The California State Library Parks Pass is valid for entry of one passenger vehicle with a capacity of nine people or less, or one highway licensed motorcycle.

Some California State Parks are not participating in the program. For a complete list of participating parks, please visit

Current San Bernardino library locations are:

  Feldheym Central Library: 555 W. Sixth St.
Inghram Branch: 1505 W. Highland Ave.
Rowe Branch: 108 E. Marshall Blvd.

 City libraries are open Monday & Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The libraries are closed on Fridays and Sundays

Patrons who do not already have a library card can obtain one for free at the circulation desk of any San Bernardino Public Library. A valid I.D. and a permanent address are required. Children under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their library card application.

For more information, call the City of San Bernardino Public Library at 909-381-8201 or visit their website at

The San Bernardino Public Library is governed by an autonomous administrative Library Board of Trustees as provided by Section 602 of the Charter of the City of San Bernardino. Library services are provided at four sites: Norman F. Feldheym Central Library, Paul Villaseñor Library, Dorothy Inghram Library, and Howard Rowe Library.

The Paul Villaseñor Branch Library is currently closed for renovations.

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