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Name the Library in your Will or a Codicil

Include the Library in your estate plan; it’s easy to do even if you already have a Will.


Planned Gifts help support the Library's vital services and programs for future generations.

Name the Library in your Will or a Codicil

Charitable bequests to the Library help us to fulfill our mission of inspiring lifelong learning, advancing knowledge, and strengthening our communities. 

Including the Library in your estate plan is easy.  Use the suggested language in the links below when you are writing your Will or Living Trust.  If you already have a Will or Living Trust, you may add the Library as a beneficiary through a Codicil or trust amendment.  Bequests to the Library are not subject to estate tax.  

There are several ways to make a bequest to the Library.  Consult with your attorney or other advisors to make sure that the bequest you choose makes sense as part of your overall estate plan.

The full legal name of the Library is The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. The Library’s legal address is 445 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10016; the Library’s Federal Tax Identification Number (TIN) is 13-1887440. 

Should you wish to make a bequest for a specific purpose (i.e., other than for the Library's general purposes), please contact the Planned Giving Staff.