Renew Your Conservators Membership

The Conservators raise critical monies to support the Library’s Annual Fund. In appreciation of a contribution of $1,500 or more, members are offered exclusive benefits, including book previews, tours of the collections, intimate discussions, and larger forums led by some of the world's most prominent authors, academics, and intellectuals.

If you have any questions regarding the Conservators membership, or would like to renew over the phone, please call the Conservators office at 212.930.0670.

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Renew Your Conservators Membership

The Conservators raise critical monies to support the Library’s Annual Fund. In appreciation of a contribution of $1,500 or more, members are offered exclusive benefits.

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  • 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

All Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to Tilden Tours, where members receive behind-the-scenes access to New York’s iconic cultural institutions
  • Reserved seating at LIVE from the NYPL programs and one complimentary drink ticket per season
  • Invitations to exclusive Cocktails with a Curator receptions
  • Gift a complimentary membership to a friend or family member ($250 Supporting Friend or $400 Young Lion)

All Tilden Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to Lenox and Astor Reading Groups, intimate events held in a private home with a distinguished writer
  • Invitation to attend the annual Education Presentation, led by Library leadership
  • Invitation to Cullman Center Luncheons, where Fellows discuss the projects they are working on throughout the year
  • Volunteer opportunities at education programs throughout our Library branches
  • Four complimentary personalized bookplates in the Library’s circulating collections
  • Reserved seating at the annual Friends Lecture Luncheon
  • Two additional Holiday Open House tickets, for a total of six tickets

All Lenox Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Private consultation with an expert children’s librarian who will make personalized recommendations
  • Private consultation with collection specialist or curator
  • Invitation to attend the Bernstein Award ceremony, a prize given to groundbreaking journalists
  • Complimentary tickets and reserved seating at four LIVE from the NYPL programs annually
  • Gift a complimentary membership to a friend or family member ($250 Friends of LPA Directors Circle or $250 Schomburg Society Patron)

All Astor Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Library Leadership Luncheon
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Library, available upon request

Conservators membership benefits start at $1,500. 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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