Make Your Monthly Membership Gift: Become a Friends Guardian

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New Yorkers rely on the Library for so many essential things. They come from every corner of the city to check out books, conduct world-class research, learn English as a second language, power their job search, get after-school homework help, and more.

Unfortunately, the government only pays for a portion of these crucial services. That’s where you come in.

Monthly donors, our Guardians, provide reliable support that helps provide books, classes, and other essential services all year round. As a special thank you, you'll also receive a Library tote!

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Make Your Monthly Membership Gift: Become a Friends Guardian

NYPL toteMonthly donors, our Guardians, provide reliable, year-round support that helps millions of New Yorkers check out books, get after-school homework help & so much more. As a special thank you, you'll also receive a Library tote!

Make a one-time membership gift | Make a fully tax-deductible gift

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  • Personalized donor membership card
  • Year's subscription to Top Picks, the Library's monthly e-newsletter
  • Inside The New York Public Library, your guide to what’s happening at NYPL
  • 10% discount at the Library Shop
  • 10% discount at the Schomburg Shop
  • 10% discount at the Library’s café at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • 10% discount for LIVE from the NYPL and access to presale tickets

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 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 $5 a month. Benefits will be matched according to the level of the donation.

Membership Benefits:

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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