Join the Library Family:

Government funding pays only a portion of the Library's operating expenses.

Membership with the Friends of the Library group is a great way to support NYPL's free and vital services including literacy training, internet access, and job search resources.

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  • Personalized donor membership card
  • 10% discount at the Library Shop, in-store and online
  • 10% discount at the Library's café at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • A year's subscription to Top Picks, a monthly e-newsletter

All Library Associate benefits, plus:

  • Inside The New York Public Library, your guide to what's happening at NYPL
  • 10% discount on LIVE from the NYPL and access to presale tickets
  • 10% discount at the Schomburg Shop, in-store and online

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • Two tickets to the Library's annual Holiday Open House—the most festive event of the year
  • Invitation for two to the annual Book Swap, where members exchange favorite books and get reading recommendations from NYPL librarians

All Contributing Friend benefits, plus:

  • 20% discount on LIVE from the NYPL general admission tickets and access to the presale
  • Two additional Holiday Open House tickets, for a total of four tickets
  • Invitation for two to the annual Friends Lecture Luncheon, featuring today's most exciting writers and thinkers

All Supporting Friend benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to behind-the-scenes tours of the Library's exhibitions
  • Curator-led tour of NYPL treasures

Membership benefits start at $25. Benefits will be matched according to the level of the donation.

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By choosing to not receive benefits with your membership, your gift is fully tax deductible and you will not receive a member card, invitations to events, e-updates, or be eligible for member discounts.

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