Government funding pays only a portion of the Library's operating expenses. We depend on support from generous individuals like you to help fund our collections, job search resources, access to the internet, literacy classes, children's story hours, and so much more. Your gift helps keep these vital services FREE for all New Yorkers.
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.
- 10% discount at the Library Shop in the store or online and preferred shopping times with an additional discount
- 20% discount at the Library's café at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street
- Year's subscription to the monthly e-newsletter
- Personalized membership card
- Year's subscription to the Library's member newsletter/calendar
- Invitations to Friends-only exhibition previews
- Savings on LIVE from the NYPL general admission tickets and subscriptions
$100 Supporting Friend
All Friend benefits, plus:
- Invitation for two to the Library's annual Holiday Open House in December
- Invitation to attend the annual members VIP reception
- Invitations to a special Lecture-Luncheon series at a nominal fee
All Supporting Friend benefits, plus:
- Opportunity to bring two additional guests to the Holiday Open House
- Behind-the-scenes tour with expert curators of the Library’s collections
All Patron benefits, plus:
- Invitation to a Conservators Forum, featuring noted writers and speakers
All Sustainer benefits, plus:
- Acknowledgment of your support in the Library's Annual Report
DISCOUNTS DO NOT APPLY TO GIFT MEMBERSHIPS