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
  • Special 12.5% discount at the Library Shop throughout 2020 (typically 10%)
  • Special 12.5% discount at the Schomburg Shop throughout 2020 (typically 10%)
  • 20% discount at the Library’s café at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • Special 12.5% discount on LIVE from NYPL and access to presale tickets throughout 2020 (typically 10%)

 

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
  • Special access to Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library celebrations
  • Special access to the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library's Treasures
  • Complimentary personalized book dedication
  • Listing on digital donor wall

 

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
  • Special access to Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library celebrations
  • Special access to the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library's Treasures
  • Complimentary personalized book dedication
  • Listing on digital donor wall

 

All Anniversary Contributing Friend benefits, plus:

  • Special 25% discount on LIVE from NYPL general admission tickets and access to the presale, throughout 2020 (typically 20%)
  • 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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