Make your monthly membership gift: Become a Friends Guardian

New Yorkers rely on the Library for so many essential things. They come from every corner of the city to check out books, conduct world-class research, learn English as a second language, power their job search, get after-school homework help, and more.

Unfortunately, the government only pays for a portion of these crucial services. That’s where you come in.

Monthly donors, our Guardians, provide reliable support that helps provide books, classes, and other essential services all year round.

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If you wish to make a fully tax-deductible gift, you can waive membership benefits below or click here.

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  • Personalized membership card
  • Year's subscription to Top Picks, the Library's monthly e-newsletter
  • Inside The New York Public Library, your guide to what’s happening at NYPL
  • 10% discount at the Library Shop
  • 10% discount at the Library’s café at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • 10% discount for LIVE from the NYPL and access to presale tickets
  • 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

    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

    All Contributing Friend benefits, plus:

    • 20% discount on LIVE from the 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

    All Supporting Friend benefits, plus:

    • Invitations to behind-the-scenes tours of the Library’s exhibitions
    • Curator-led tour of NYPL treasures

    Membership benefits start at $5 a month. Benefits will be matched according to the level of the donation.

    Membership Benefits

    By choosing to not receive benefits with your membership, your gift is fully tax deductible and you will not receive a member card, invitations to events, e-updates, or be eligible for member discounts.

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