Government funding pays only a portion of the Library's operating expenses. We depend on support from generous individuals like you to help keep our books, classes, and resources FREE for all New Yorkers.
Donate to NYPL
Each dollar you give helps the Library serve people of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs. Monthly donors provide much-needed consistent support to the Library. Receive a tote as a thank you gift.
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Choose the membership group that's right for you and discover a wide range of great benefits.
Make a Membership Gift
You are at the core of our work to provide books, classes, and more, for free. Become a Friend of the Library or renew today to enjoy discounts, complimentary tickets to events, and more!
Leave a legacy by supporting the Library via bequests, charitable IRA distributions, gifts from your estate and will, and more. Provide free and open access to education and opportunity for generations to come.
Show your support for the Library by attending some of New York's most exclusive events, including the Library Lions Gala, Library Lunch, Young Lions Fiction Awards, and more.
More Ways to Give
Honor & Memorial Gifts
Remember or celebrate someone special by making a gift in a loved one's name.
Print a name and personalized message inside a New York Public Library circulating book.
Personalize a chair plaque in our iconic Rose Main Reading Room or newly renovated Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library.
Select the Library for a fully tax-deductible grant from your Donor Advised Fund and support millions of New Yorkers.
Start Your Own Campaign
Dedicate your birthday, celebrate your wedding, honor a loved one, or create your own campaign in support of the Library.
Learn About Corporate & Foundation Support
Corporate partnership opportunities range from exhibition sponsorship to support for programs that help the most underserved New Yorkers.
Foundations provide essential general operating support and help fund special initiatives that improve the lives of countless New Yorkers.
Your company may match your donation to The New York Public Library, enabling you to double—or even triple—your impact!