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Founded in 1895, this world-famous cultural institution has provided the public with an essential collection of books, information, ideas and more.

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Two Friend Memberships

$80 $40 50% off

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  • Each Friend membership includes:
    – A personalized membership card
    – 10% discount 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 the monthly e-newsletter, NYPL News
    – One invitation for two to attend the gala Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 1–4 PM
    – One-year subscription to the Library's newsletter, Inside NYPL
    – Invitations to Friends-only exhibition previews
    – 40% savings on LIVE from the NYPL tickets, plus waived service fee

What we love

  • There's a strong chance you have numbered among the millions of New Yorkers this major institution has served. A membership to the Library allows you to deepen your commitment to its mission.
  • You'll also get a second membership to give as a gift—ideal for that impossible-to-shop-for friend or family member on your holiday list.
  • Your membership gets you a 10-percent discount at The Library Shop at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street or online. Look for additional discounts at the library shop at preferred times.
  • You'll also enjoy 40 percent savings on tickets to the LIVE from the NYPL speaker series. The dazzling list of participants this year includes literary giants and other prominent personalities like Toni Morrison, Alice Waters, Mike Tyson and many others.
  • You and a guest will be invited to the New York Public Library's Holiday Open House Gala on Sunday, December 8, as well to other Friends-only exhibition previews.

What to know

  • Redeem by: Friday, February 7, 2014
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • Memberships expire on December 31, 2014; please initiate memberships by February 7, 2014
  • Offer is non-cancelable, nonrefundable and nontransferable
  • Voucher may be used to obtain the discount until February 7, 2014. After this date the voucher is valid for the amount paid for five years from date of purchase, longer if provided by law.
  • Location:
    Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
    New York, NY 10018

About New York Public Library

Serving more than 18 million New Yorkers a year—and many millions beyond through its online services—the New York Public Library has been sharing knowledge and culture for more than a century. The United States' largest library system, the Library operates some 87 neighborhood branches and scholarly research centers throughout the city. Offering an extraordinary range of resources and opportunities available to all, the Library's collection consists of over 51 million items, ranging from books, e-books and DVDs to rare volumes and renowned research collections used by scholars who visit from around the world.

Watched over by the iconic stone lions Patience and Fortitude, the gorgeous Beaux-Arts Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 42nd Street houses priceless items like Columbus's 1493 letter announcing the discovery of the Americas, George Washington's original Farewell Address and John Coltrane's handwritten score of “Lover Man." The opulent Rose Main Reading Room welcomes the public to peruse periodicals and examine books pulled from the stacks below. Special exhibitions and children's programs further engage the public, while online, visitors can browse immense collections via the Web, download e-books and other media, and view more than 80 thousand items from the Library's award-winning digital galleries. Supported by private and public funding, this institution both serves and reflects the most colorful, vibrant and diverse city in the world.

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