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Friends receive special benefits, including up to 20% off LIVE general admission tickets, exclusive access to presales, and invitations to member events, private tours, lectures, and exhibition previews.

Make a tax-deductible donation of $50 or more today to become a Friend and enjoy those amazing benefits! Your gift will also help to support the Library as we fulfill our mission of educating, informing, and inspiring the diverse communities we serve.

When you join or renew in July, you can enjoy six free months of membership. Your Friends of the Library membership will expire in December 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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  • 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 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.

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    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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