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.

You can cancel at any time by contacting the Friends Office.

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  • 10% discount at the Library Shop in the store or online and preferred shopping times with an additional discount
  • 20% discount at the Library's café at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street
  • Year's subscription to the monthly e-newsletter
  • Personalized membership card
  • Year's subscription to the Library's member newsletter/calendar
  • Invitations to Friends-only exhibition previews
  • Savings on LIVE from the NYPL general admission tickets and subscriptions

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for two to the Library's annual Holiday Open House in December
  • Invitation to attend the annual members VIP reception
  • Invitations to a special Lecture-Luncheon series at a nominal fee

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for two to the Library's annual Holiday Open House in December
  • Invitation to attend the annual members VIP reception
  • Invitations to a special Lecture-Luncheon series at a nominal fee

All Supporting Friend benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to bring two additional guests to the Holiday Open House
  • Behind-the-scenes tour with expert curators of the Library’s collections

All Patron benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to a Conservators Forum, featuring noted writers and speakers

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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