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Supporters help the Schomburg Center continue to offer superior research services, exhibitions, and special programs to our users.

Join the Schomburg Society and celebrate this legacy while ensuring its impact for generations As a member, you will receive special benefits while directly supporting the Schomburg’s mission to:

  • collect essential books, media, and artifacts for this generation and the next.
  • preserve our collection and digitize it for wider accessibility.
  • share our collections through classes, exhibitions, and public events with all who seek more information about the Black experience.

By becoming a member, you will ensure that the Schomburg Center remains the intellectual and cultural heart of the Black community.  

Membership Benefits

Associate ($35) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

  • Year's subscription to the Schomburg Center member newsletter, which includes a calendar of events
  • 20% discount in the Schomburg Shop
  • A personalized membership card
  • Special discounts to LIVE from the NYPL events

Friend ($50) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Associate benefits, plus:

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

Supporter ($100 ) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to VIP events

Patron ($250) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Supporter benefits, plus:

  • A complimentary gift from the Schomburg Center

Sustainer ($500) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Patron benefits, plus:

  • Two tickets to a select Schomburg Center concert or performance

Conservator ($1,000) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Sustainer benefits, plus:

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

Heritage Circle ($2,500) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Conservator benefits, plus:

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

Chief's Circle ($5,000) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Heritage Circle benefits, plus:

  • An invitation to an annual luncheon with the Director

Membership gifts may also be mailed to The Schomburg Society, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY  10037-1801. Please make checks payable to Schomburg Center/NYPL.

If you would like to contact the Schomburg Society Membership Office, please email schomburgsociety@nypl.org or call 212.491.2252.