Working at NYPL: Employment Benefits

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The New York Public Library offers an extensive benefits package which is very competitive with the nation’s leading libraries and other cultural organizations. 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.



Comprehensive Benefits Package

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Our employees become eligible for the following benefits:

  • Medical, Vision, Dental and Prescription Coverage for you and your dependents (no waiting period)
  • Annual Leave of 3+ Weeks for Full-time Staff
  • Sick Leave
  • Floating Holidays
  • 10 Paid Federal Holidays
  • New York State & Local Pension Plan & other Retirement Savings Options



Wellness & Work-Life Balance



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The Library offers many exciting programs to encourage employee wellness. In addition, our innovative employee assistance plan that offers 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
  • 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)
  • Employee discount at the Library Retail Shop
  • Access to LIVE@NYPL and Library After Hours events
  • Options of Pre-tax flexible spending plans
  • Wellness workshops, assessments and fairs



Planning for Your Future

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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.



Professional Development

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We offer a variety of tools to help advance your career at NYPL including:

  • In-house professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities to volunteer in different library activities
  • Tuition Assistance - financial support to help reach educational goals by covering a portion of tuition expenses of a college education or continuing education



Learn more about careers at NYPL.