Celebrate the Library's 125th Anniversary

Enjoy 4 Extra Months of Benefits!

The New York Public Library was founded in 1895 on the radical principle of free and open access to books, knowledge, and opportunity for all. For over a century, the Library has served New Yorkers and visitors from around the globe.

NYPL tote We could not have reached this historic anniversary without dedicated Friends like you.

In celebration of our 125th year, we are offering exclusive benefits in 2020, like a limited-edition tote, increased shop and ticket discounts, and invitations to members-only events. Join or renew today!

Make your gift today and your membership will be valid through December 31, 2021. That's 4 extra months of benefits, for free! Please note that limited-time benefits related to the Library's 125th anniversary are valid through 2020.

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

125 Years of Serving New York City:
Enjoy 4 Extra Months of Benefits!

Membership with the Friends of the Library group is a great way to support NYPL's free & vital services including literacy training, internet access & job search resources.

In celebration of our 125th year, we are offering exclusive benefits in 2020. Join or renew today!

Enjoy 4 Extra Months of Benefits!

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

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  • Personalized donor membership card
  • Special 12.5% discount at the Library Shop, in-store and online, for the duration of 2020 (typically 10%)
  • 20% discount at the Library's café
  • 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
  • Special 12.5% discount on LIVE from NYPL and access to presale tickets, for the duration of 2020 (typically 10%)
  • Special 12.5% discount at the Schomburg Shop, in-store and online, for the duration of 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

All Contributing Friend benefits, plus:

  • Limited-edition 125th anniversary tote (while supplies last)
  • 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

All Leading Friends benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library ribbon-cutting ceremony
  • Advanced tickets to our grand 125th Anniversary Gala—a celebration unlike any other and the finale of our 125th year!
  • Invitations to exclusive Conservator Salons featuring prominent writers, thinkers, and cultural luminaries

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

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