Give the Gift of Membership

A Friends of the Library gift membership is a great way to celebrate any occasion, and helps the Library provide essential services to our millions of users.

A membership packet introducing your gift recipient to all the benefits of membership will be sent within a few weeks of your purchase.

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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

All Library Associate benefits, plus:

  • 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 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

All Sustainer benefits, plus:

  • Acknowledgment of your support in the Library's Annual Report
  • Invitations to exclusive Conservators Forums, featuring prominent writers and speakers discussing timely topics
  • Behind-the-scenes tours with curators of the Library's collections
  • An invitation for four to attend the Holiday Open House party in December
  • Invitations to a special Lecture-Luncheon series at a nominal fee
  • Invitations to special VIP events and exhibition previews
  • 20% savings on LIVE from the NYPL general admission tickets and subscriptions, and exclusive access to pre-sales
  • A year’s subscription to the Library’s informative member calendar and newsletter
  • 10% discount and preferred shopping times at The Library's Shop with a double discount
  • 10% discount at Amy's Bread Cafe at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • Recognition of your support in the Library's Annual Report

All Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to explore the treasures of New York City at NYPL and beyond on unique excursions

All Tilden Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to “Lenox and Astor Reading Groups,” at which distinguished authors discuss their favorite classics in the home of a fellow Library supporter
  • Invitations to the Library’s Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

All Lenox Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Reserved seating at LIVE from the NYPL programs

All Astor Conservator benefits, plus:

  • On request, a private tour of special collections and exhibitions tailored to the interest of individual members

Benefits will be matched according to the level of the donation.

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