Donate to the Library!

Government funding pays only a portion of the Library's operating expenses. We depend on support from generous individuals like you to help fund our collections, job search resources, access to the internet, literacy classes, children’s story hours, and so much more. Your gift helps keep these vital services FREE for all New Yorkers.

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Please note that by making a donation on the form below, you will not receive any benefits associated with membership. To join the Friends of the Library membership program click here.

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How Your Gift Helps

Your gifts open the door of knowledge... change a life...
make New York a better place.

$25 would allow us to purchase two children’s books to delight young readers.

$55 would represent three books for our Job Search collection, to help guide New Yorkers on interview skills, resume writing and finding positions.

$113 could buy one reference volume for our renowned research collection.

$300 would represent a Children’s Story Hour or Puppet Show to bring a whole new world of discovery to our youngest patrons.

$1,350 would enable us to purchase a Job Search laptop with special software.

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Your generosity has huge impact on many New Yorkers. Thanks to your gift we are able to provide services that are vital to a lot of communities.


Your donation will be fully tax-deductible.

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