Give the Gift of Membership

A Friends of the Library gift membership is a great way to celebrate any occasion, and helps the Library provide essential services to our millions of users.

A membership packet introducing your gift recipient to all the benefits of membership will be sent within a few weeks of your donation. You can also schedule a personalized eCard on the confirmation page.

Give the Gift of Membership

A Friends of the Library gift membership is a great way to celebrate any occasion & helps the Library provide essential services to our millions of users. Your gift recipient will receive a packet detailing the benefits of membership. You can also schedule a personalized eCard on the confirmation page.

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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 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
  • Inside The New York Public Library, your guide to what’s happening at NYPL
  • 10% discount at the Library Shop
  • 10% discount at the Library’s café at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • 20% discount on LIVE from NYPL general admission tickets and access to the presale
  • Invitations to exclusive Conservator Salons featuring prominent writers, thinkers, and cultural luminaries
  • Opportunities to explore the treasures of NYPL on unique excursions led by expert curators
  • Invitations to behind-the-scenes, docent-led tours of the Library’s exhibitions
  • Complimentary invitation for two to attend the annual Friends Lecture Luncheon
  • Four tickets to the Library’s annual Holiday Open House—the most festive event of the year
  • Invitation for two to the annual Book Swap
  • Recognition of your support in the Library’s Annual Report
  • Annual subscription to the monthly Conservators newsletter

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

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