Membership Programs & Benefits

Friends of the Library

$25 Library Associate ($25 tax deductible)

  • 10% discount at The Library Shop at Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street or online
  • A personalized membership card
  • A year's subscription to NYPL News, a monthly E-Newsletter

$40 Friend ($40 tax deductible)

          All Library Associate benefits, plus:

  • Preferred shopping times at The Library Shop with an additional discount
  • An invitation for two to attend the gala Holiday Open House in December
  • A year's subscription to the Library's informative newsletter, "Inside NYPL"
  • Invitations to Friends-only exhibition previews and lectures
  • 46% savings on LIVE from the NYPL tickets

$100 Supporting Friend ($64 tax deductible)

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • The opportunity to bring two additional guests to the gala Holiday Open House in December
  • Invitations to special VIP exhibition openings
  • Invitations to special Lecture-Luncheon series at a nominal fee

$250 Patron ($214 tax deductible)

All Supporting Friend benefits, plus:

  • Behind-the-scenes tours with curators of the Library's collections

$500 Sustainer ($452 tax deductible)

All Patron benefits, plus:

  • An invitation to a Conservators Forum featuring noted writers and speakers

$1,000 Sponsor ($952 tax deductible)

All Sustainer benefits, plus:

  • Acknowledgment of your support in the Library's Annual Report

Conservators Program

$1,500 Conservator ($1,450 tax deductible)

All Sustainer benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to two (2) exclusive Conservators Forums featuring prominent writers and speakers discussing timely topics.
  • Invitations for four (4) to attend the gala Holiday Open House, a festive day of family activities in December.
  • Invitations to special VIP previews of NYPL exhibitions.
  • Invitations to bi-annual Friends Lecture-Luncheons with acclaimed authors and personalities.
  • 40% off tickets to LIVE from the NYPL, plus members-only season pre-sale.
  • One-year subscription to the Library's donor newsletter.
  • 15% discount on prints from the NYPL Digital Gallery.
  • 10% discount at The Library Shop in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building or online.
  • Recognition of your support in the Library's Annual Report.

$2,500 Family Membership

All Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Six (6) invitations to The New York Public Library Family Benefit, a fun-filled morning for parents and children alike. Held in historic Astor Hall, the space is transformed into a wonderland inspired by children's books, with special activities, music and games for kids of all ages.
  • Invitation to our annual kids Halloween costume party, "Books & Boo," featuring spooky book readings and trick-or-treating.
  • Receive the Roar Review, a quarterly newsletter highlighting the latest and greatest in children's literature.
  • Invitations to special VIP previews of NYPL exhibitions.

$2,500 Tilden Conservator ($2,415 tax deductible)

All Conservator benefits, plus:

  • An invitation to "Cocktails with a Curator," an evening featuring one of the Library's renowned curators and exclusive access to some of the Library's most celebrated collections.

$5,000 Lenox Conservator ($4,885 tax deductible)

All Tilden Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to two (2) "Lenox and Astor Reading Groups," at which distinguished authors discuss their favorite classics in the home of a fellow Library supporter

$10,000 Astor Conservator ($9,785 tax deductible)

All Lenox Conservator benefits, plus:

  • An Invitation to the exclusive Astor Luncheon with the Chairman of the Board of The New York Public Library and other special guests.
  • Reserved seating at LIVE from the NYPL programs

$15,000 Carnegie Conservator ($14,785 tax deductible)

All Astor Conservator benefits, plus:

  • On request, a private tour of special collections and exhibitions tailored to the interests of individual members.

Young Lions

For donors 21-39 years of age 

$350 Young Lion (All but $75 is tax deductible)

  • Join prominent young writers, artists, and intellectuals for drinks and debate at Young Lions Forums
  • Invitation to the Young Lion's Fiction Award Ceremony
  • Private, after-hours, behind-the-scenes tours with curators of the Library's collections
  • Preview screenings of films with Q&As
  • Invitations to lectures and tours presented by the Library's Friends Program
  • Invitations to VIP exhibition openings
  • 10% Discount at The Library Shop
  • 40% savings on LIVE from the NYPL tickets, and waived services fees on those tickets

$750  Young Lion Conservator (All but $100 is tax deductible)

All Young Lion benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to Young Lion Conservator Salons, where members read highly anticipated books and meet renowned authors in intimate settings
  • Invitations to Conservators Forums and Preview Clubs
  • Opportunity to purchase tickets to the Library's annual Library Lions gala

$2,500  Young Lion Tilden Conservator (All but $130 is tax deductible)

All Young Lion Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to attend the Tilden "Breakfast With" series, where authors, intellectuals, and industry leaders discuss their craft with members at a breakfast in the home of a fellow Library supporter

$5,000  Young Lion Lenox Conservator (All but $195 is tax deductible)

All Young Lion Tilden Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to the Lenox and Astor Reading Groups at which distinguished authors discuss their favorite classics

$10,000  Young Lion President's Council (All but $395 is tax deductible)

All Young Lion Lenox Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to the fall and spring President's Council dinners, exclusive evenings hosted by the Library's Chairman, President, and President's Council Co-Chairs.  These dinners feature lively conversations with notable authors and public figures.
  • Private tour of the Library's special collections or exhibitions tailored to individual interests, on request
  • Complimentary tickets to LIVE from the NYPL events on request as available

$950 Discounted Three-Year Membership (All but $150 is tax deductible)

The Young Lions Program offers a three-year membership! For the discounted, one-time price of $950, keep your Young Lions membership active for the next three years.

$1,500 Young Lion-Library Cub Combination Membership (All but $415 is tax deductible)

The Young Lions and Library Cubs Programs offer a combination membership which includes all the benefits of the Young Lions Conservators level as well as invitations to the Library Cubs annual Books and Boo Halloween event, Mommy and Me book clubs, and 6 tickets to the Library's Family Benefit.

Schomburg Society

$35 Associate ($30 tax deductible)

  • A year's subscription to the Schomburg Center newsletter
  • A 20% discount in the Schomburg Shop
  • A quarterly program calendar
  • A personalized membership card
  • Up to 20% discount on tickets to select Center-sponsored programs

$50 Friend ($35 tax deductible)

All Associate benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to members-only exhibition previews, lectures and seminars

$100 Supporter ($70 tax deductible)

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • A complimentary gift from the Schomburg Center
  • Invitations to VIP events

$250 Patron ($195 tax deductible)

All Supporter benefits, plus:

  • A complimentary copy of a publication

$500 Sustainer ($410 tax deductible)

All Patron benefits, plus:

  • Two tickets to a select Schomburg Center performance

$1,000 Conservator ($910 tax deductible)

All Sustainer benefits, plus:

  • Acknowledgment in the Schomburg Center newsletter and the Library's Annual Report

$2,500 Heritage Circle ($2,410 tax deductible)

All Conservator benefits, plus:

  • A private behind-the-scenes tour led by the Center's Chief

$5,000 Chief's Circle ($4,810 tax deductible)

All Heritage Circle benefits, plus:

  • An invitation to an annual luncheon with the Chief
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