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The New York Public Library is on the forefront of the transforming landscape of books, technology and education, and private support is critical. By partnering with the Library today, you will help ensure that the Library remains a center of knowledge and opportunity for generations to come.

In recognition of your support, you will receive membership in the Conservators Program, a unique opportunity for personal engagement in the life and work of the Library.

Membership Benefits

Conservator ($1,500-$2,499)

  • Invitations to four to six (4-6) exclusive Conservators Forums featuring prominent writers and speakers discussing timely topics.
  • Invitation for four (4) to attend the annual Holiday Open House, a festive day of family activities in December.
  • Invitations to special VIP previews of NYPL exhibitions.
  • Invitations to Friends Lecture-Luncheons with acclaimed authors and personalities.
  • 40% off tickets to LIVE from the NYPL, plus members-only season pre-sale and waived service fees.
  • One-year subscription to the Library's donor newsletter.
  • 10% discount at The Readers and Writers Shop online or in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building with preferred members-only shopping times.
  • 10% discount at the 'wichcraft kiosk in Astor Hall.
  • Recognition of your support in the Library's Annual Report.

Conservator Family Membership ($2,500 and above)

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 Halloween family celebration, "Books & Boo!" featuring book readings, music, and other spooky activities.
  • Receive the NYPL Kids! newsletter highlighting the latest and greatest in children's programs and literature.


Tilden Conservator ($2,500-$4,999)

All Conservator benefits, plus:

  • An invitation to "Tilden Holiday Toast," a holiday gathering and toast to writers, journalists, and scholars from past Conservators Forums, as well as Library curators.

Lenox Conservator ($5,000-$9,999)

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.

Astor Conservator ($10,000-$14,999)

All Lenox Conservator benefits, plus:

  • An invitation to the exclusive "Astor Luncheon" with Library leadership and other special guests.
  • Reserved seating at LIVE from the NYPL programs.

Carnegie Conservator ($15,000-$24,999)

All Astor Conservator benefits, plus:

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

If you would like to contact the Conservators Program, please email or call 212.930.0670.