Get Access to Discounted LIVE Tickets & Receive 2 Free Months of Membership:
Become a Friend of the Library Today

Make a membership contribution of $50 or more today to become a Friend and enjoy up to 20% off LIVE from the NYPL tickets, access to the presale, and more! Your gift supports the Library as we fulfill our mission of educating, informing, and inspiring the diverse communities we serve.

When you join or renew in November, you can enjoy 3 free months of membership. Your Friends of the Library membership will expire December 31, 2019.

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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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  • 10% discount for LIVE from the NYPL and access to presale tickets
  • 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

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

The LIVE ticket discount is a membership benefit starting at $50. 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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