Sponsorship Opportunities

The New York Public Library reaches a diverse audience of millions around the world through a wide variety of public programs, digital initiatives, exhibitions, and special projects that can each provide a compelling sponsorship platform. Sponsors receive a range of visibility benefits that can be customized to meet the unique needs of your company.

Benefit Events

As the lead sponsor of one of the Library’s exciting events, your company will have the unique opportunity for branding, press, networking, and brand association with one of New York’s beloved institutions. Some of our major events include: 

Library Lunch

  • A festive occasion to celebrate reader and writers. Past speakers include Jeffrey Eugenides, Colin Jost, Rebecca Mead, and Zadie Smith. Proceeds support research materials, including the acquisition and preservation of collection items.

Young Lions Fiction Award

  • Each spring, the Library celebrates the work of young authors, with one writer receiving a $10,000 prize for their novel or collection of short stories. 

Library Lions 

  • This black tie gala is the Library's largest and most spectacular event of the year, honoring distinguished individuals for outstanding achievements in the arts, letters, and scholarship. 


The Library's flagship public programming series, LIVE from NYPL, convenes distinguished writers, artists, historians, scholars, public officials, and more for discussions and performances that celebrate NYPL's unparalleled collections and exhibitions. These events reach a diverse audience of millions attending in-person and online. 

Both seasonal and long-term sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact corporate@nypl.org or call 212.930.0856 for more information.