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Working at NYPL


Working at NYPL

The New York Public Library offers an extensive benefits package which is very competitive with the nation’s leading libraries and other cultural organizations.  Our comprehensive health care benefits go beyond medical, dental, prescription drug and vision benefits.  The Library’s customized plans support the diversity of our staff members by offering a wealth of resources and services.   From health and wellness to supporting a positive work/life balance, we strive to meet the needs of our employees’ well-being.


Health and Wellness

The Library offers many exciting programs to encourage employee wellness:

  • Generous amount of paid time off
  • Pre-tax flexible spending plans
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Wellness workshops, assessments and fairs to help staff lead a happy and healthy life-style
  • On-site flu shots

*Coverage for major medical plans begins on the first day of employment


Work-Life Balance

Innovative employee assistance plan offering a variety of services, including:

  • Licensed counselors help with stress, depression, family issues, substance abuse and more
  • Provider searches for primary care doctors, specialists, and mental health providers
  • Child and elder care searches
  • Assistance with financial and legal questions
  • Pre-tax transit and parking benefits
  • Discounts for the entire family, including computers and electronics, tickets to cultural events, sporting events, theme parks and more
  • Backup child and elder care (and referrals for long-term solutions)
  • In-house professional development opportunities
  • Tuition Assistance - financial support to help reach educational goals by covering a portion of tuition expenses of a college education or continuing education

Planning for your Future

To help our staff build a financially secure future for themselves and family members, the Library participates in The New York State and Local Employees Retirement System (NYSLERS). Staff members contribute a percentage of their gross salary on a pre-tax basis towards their retirement. If staff members wish to save additional tax deferred dollars, the Library offers additional voluntary savings programs:

  • New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS)
  • 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity plans
  • New York State College Tuition Savings Program​


Learn more about careers at NYPL.