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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.

Plus, Friends receive special benefits such as discounted LIVE tickets, invitations to member events, and the satisfaction of belonging to group of generous and compassionate New Yorkers.

Join today and your membership will last through December 31, 2020.

Make a monthly gift & get a tote | Make a fully tax-deductible gift

Join the Library Family: Make a Membership Gift

Friends of the Library receive special benefits such as discounts, invitations to member events & the satisfaction of belonging to group of generous & compassionate New Yorkers. Join today & your membership will last through December 31, 2020.

Make a monthly gift & get a tote | Make a fully tax-deductible gift

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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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