Employment Benefits

The New York Public Library offers a comprehensive benefits package that is fully competitive with the nation's other public libraries. Benefits comprise an important component of overall compensation, adding a substantial amount to the value of a salary. 

Employees of The New York Public Library receive a generous amount of leave time, including 3-4 weeks of vacation, depending on job title, and generous sick and holiday leave benefits. 

A wide variety of health insurance options are available, including plans that require little or no employee contribution. Prescription drug, dental, and vision plans are also provided. Life insurance is available at no cost to staff members of the Library, and coverage for both major medical plans and life insurance begin on the first day of employment. 

The Library participates in a defined benefit plan, the New York State Employees' Retirement System (NYSLRS). Additional voluntary tax preferred savings vehicles are available to help you save for your future.

The Library also provides innovative benefit programs such as a Legal Assistance program designed to provide services such as help with wills, debt problems, buying a home, etc. We also offer relocation assistance and tuition assistance programs to qualified staff members. Staff members receive a 20% discount at the Library's retail shops. 

This information is a brief overview of benefits available to salaried staff members. The New York Public Library reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate at any time anything described.