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Employment Benefits


The New York Public Library offers an extensive benefits package which is very competitive with the nation’s leading libraries and other cultural organizations.  Benefits comprise an important component of overall compensation as well as add substantial significance to the value of a salary.  The New York Public 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

At the New York Public Library, we offer a wide variety of health insurance options to choose from, including plans that require minimal employee contribution. Our comprehensive health care benefits go beyond medical, dental, prescription drug and vision benefits. They include gym membership discounts, on-site flu shots, wellness fairs, and online health assessment tools to help our staff lead a happy and healthy life-style. Coverage for major medical plans begins on the first day of employment.

Work-Life Balance

Employees of The New York Public Library receive a generous amount of paid time off. To ensure our staff can find a healthy stability between their personal and professional lives, the Library offers 3-4 weeks paid vacation per year which increases over time, and this is in addition to other generous leave benefits. An innovative employee assistance plan offers a variety of services, including child and elder care searches, and assist with financial and legal questions. The Library also offers pre-tax transit and parking benefits, and a host of discounts for the entire family, including computers and electronics, tickets to cultural events, sporting events, theme parks and more.

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 Retirement System (NYSLRS). Staff members contribute 3% 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 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity plans. The New York State College Tuition Savings Program is also available as well as Long Term Care Insurance and other savings vehicles.