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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.

Benefit Events

  • Attend Our Benefit Events

    Learn 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 Sponsorship

    Corporate partnership opportunities range from exhibition sponsorship to support for programs that help the most underserved New Yorkers.
  • Foundation Support

    Foundations provide essential general operating support and help fund special initiatives that improve the lives of countless New Yorkers.

Planned Giving

  • Arrange a Gift

    Leave 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 Opportunities

    Show your support for the Library by sharing your time and skills to help us keep our 92 libraries strong.

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