What You'll Get
Choose from Three Options
$19 for a Friend membership ($40 value)
- Personalized membership card
- 10% off at The Library Shop at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street (or online)
- Preferred shopping times at The Library Shop with an additional discount
- One-year subscription to NYPL Top Picks, a monthly e-newsletter
- One-year subscription to Inside NYPL, a informative newsletter
- Invitations to Friends-only exhibition previews
- Savings on Live from the NYPL tickets and a waived service charge
$36 for a Supporting Friend membership ($100 value)
- All of the above benefits
- Opportunity to bring two additional guests to the Holiday Open House gala
- Invitation for two to December’s Holiday Open House gala
- Invitations to special VIP exhibition openings
- Invitations to special lecture-luncheon series at a nominal fee
$92 for a Patron membership ($250 value)
- All of the above benefits
- Behind-the-scenes tours with curators of the library’s collections
- Invitation for four to December’s Holiday Open House gala
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The New York Public Library
As the fourth largest public library in the world, The New York Public Library is an institution that's much more than a place to borrow the next book on your reading list. (Of course, with more than 90 locations and tens of millions of items in circulation, you can do that, too.) Since its founding in 1895, the library system has diversified, expanding its reach into research, cultural programming, and curated collections with such holdings as a Gutenberg Bible and George Washington's original Farewell Address. Here are some of the services it provides the community:
- Events: The library hosts live performances, free discussions with authors and scholars, and a ticketed conversation series called Live from the NYPL, which has featured luminaries like Toni Morrison, Werner Herzog, and Jay Z. Can't make it? Check out the livestream or the podcast.
- Classes: Literacy and English classes serve New York City's diverse population. Kids and adults learn new skills and hobbies—from Microsoft Excel to knitting—during workshops across the system.
- Exhibitions: Composed of photographs, letters, recordings, and other artifacts culled from the library's own collections and those of partners, many themed exhibitions run simultaneously.
- Tours: The main branch building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, with its iconic lion statues and gorgeous Rose Main Reading Room, is open to the public, but visitors can about learn about its history, quirks, and contents on docent-led tours.