Friends of the Library Membership Benefits and Tax Information

Friends of the Library benefit from an array of exclusive members-only perks. A list of those perks and the tax information associated with each level can be found below.  Thank you for your support of The New York Public Library!

Membership Benefits and Tax Deductibility

Library Associate ($25-$49) | Fully tax-deductible

  • A personalized donor membership card
  • 10% discount at the Library Shop, in-store and online
  • 10% discount at the Library’s café at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • A year's subscription to NYPL News, a monthly E-Newsletter

Friend ($50-$99) | Fully tax-deductible

All Library Associate benefits, plus

  • Inside The New York Public Library, your guide to what’s happening at NYPL
  • 10% discount on LIVE from NYPL and access to presale tickets
  • 10% discount at the Schomburg Shop, in-store and online

Contributing Friend ($100-$249) | All except $48 tax-deductible

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • Two tickets to the Library’s annual Holiday Open House—the most festive event of the year
  • Invitation for two to the annual Book Swap, where members exchange favorite books and get reading recommendations from NYPL librarians

Supporting Friend ($250-$749) | All except $96 tax-deductible

All Contributing Friend benefits, plus:

  • Special 20% discount on LIVE from NYPL general admission tickets and access to the presale
  • Two additional Holiday Open House tickets, for a total of four tickets
  • Invitation for two to the annual Friends Lecture Luncheon, featuring today’s most exciting writers and thinkers

Leading Friend ($750-$1,499) | All except $125 tax-deductible

All Supporting Friend benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to behind-the-scenes tours of the Library’s exhibitions
  • Curator-led tour of NYPL treasures
  • Invitations to exclusive Conservator Salons featuring prominent writers, thinkers, and cultural luminaries


If you would like to contact the Friends Office with any questions, please email or call 212.930.0653.