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Make a membership contribution of $50 or more today to become a Friend and enjoy up to 20% off LIVE from the NYPL tickets, access to the presale, and more! Your gift supports the Library as we fulfill our mission of educating, informing, and inspiring the diverse communities we serve.

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Get Access to Discounted LIVE Tickets:
Become a Friend of the Library Today

Make a membership contribution of $50+ today & enjoy up to 20% off LIVE from the NYPL tickets, access to the presale & more!

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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  • 10% discount for LIVE from the NYPL and access to presale tickets
  • Personalized 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 Library’s café at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

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

The LIVE ticket discount is a membership benefit starting at $50. Benefits will be matched according to the level of the donation.

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