Government funding pays only a portion of the Library's operating expenses. We depend on support from generous individuals like you to help keep our vital services FREE for all New Yorkers.
You are at the core of our work to provide books, classes, and more for free. There are many membership programs to suit different interests. Find the one that’s right for you.
Attend Our Benefit EventsLearn more about how you can show your support for the Library by attending or sponsoring some of New York’s most noted events, including the Library Lions Gala, Young Lions Gala, and others.
Corporate & Foundation Support
Corporate SponsorshipCorporate partnership opportunities range from exhibition sponsorship to support for programs that help the most underserved New Yorkers.
Foundation SupportFoundations provide essential general operating support and help fund special initiatives that improve the lives of countless New Yorkers.
Arrange a GiftLeave your legacy and help ensure the Library remains a vital civic asset for future generations with a gift from your estate or designated account.
Current OpportunitiesShow your support for the Library by sharing your time and skills to help us keep our 92 libraries strong.
More Ways to Give
Make a One-Time ContributionEach dollar you donate helps keep our collections, programs, and community services free.
Give MonthlyA recurring donation allows you to make an easy and sustainable impact.
Dedicate a Chair or TableHonor family or friends in one of the city's most iconic spaces, the Rose Main Reading Room.
Honor & Memorial GiftsRemember or celebrate someone special by making a gift in a loved one’s name.