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Friends of the Library

Thanks to the generous support of Friends, the Library can provide books, educational programs, and online resources to millions of users.

Thanks to the generous support of Friends, the Library can provide books, educational programs, and online resources to millions of users.

Benefit from an array of exclusive member-only perks and support one of New York's most magnificent treasures.


Membership Benefits

mom reading to childLibrary Associate ($25-$49) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

  • A personalized membership card
  • 10% discount at The Library's Shop at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street or online
  • Preferred shopping times at The Library Shop with an additional discount
  • 20% discount at Amy's Bread cafes at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street 
  • A year's subscription to NYPL News, a monthly E-Newsletter

Friend ($50-$99) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Library Associate benefits, plus

  • A year's subscription to the Library's informative members newsletter/calender
  • Invitations to Friends-only exhibition previews
  • 20% savings on LIVE from the NYPL general admission tickets and subscriptions.

Supporting Friend ($100-$249) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • An invitation for two to attend the  Holiday Open House party in December
  • Invitations to special VIP exhibition openings
  • Invitations to a special Lecture-Luncheon series at a nominal fee

Patron ($250-$499) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membershipchildren reading

All Supporting Friend benefits, plus:

  • The opportunity to bring two additional guests to the gala Holiday Open House
  • Behind-the-scenes tours with curators of the Library's collections

Sustainer ($500-$999) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Patron benefits, plus:

  • An invitation to a Conservators Forum featuring noted writers and speakers

Sponsor ($1,000-$1,499) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Sustainer benefits, plus:

  • Acknowledgment of your support in the Library's Annual Report

 

If you would like to contact the Friends Office, please email friends@nypl.org or call 212.930.0653.