The New York Society Library offers E-memberships for those interested in access to our collection of 20+ electronic resources, including JSTOR, Project Muse, the America Founding Era Collection (papers and correspondence from several 18th-early 19th century figures), back issue archives for The TLS, New York Review of Books, and the London Review of Books, various Oxford University Press databases, American National Biography, and many more. For leisure reading, we also offer databases of popular e-books and magazines (The Economist, the New Yorker, Harper’s, thousands more). Assistance with research questions is available by emailing our Reference Desk.
The E-membership costs $100 /year.
E-memberships also include 10 building visits annually, with access to the quiet study spaces and reading rooms in our beautiful, landmark Italianate building. (The membership does not include circulating privileges for the print collection or access to individual study rooms.)
The New York Society Library was founded in 1754 as a membership library. Various membership options provide circulating privileges from our collection of 300,000 volumes in open stacks, electronic resources, reading & study spaces, member-only events, and more. The Library is open to all for reading, reference, and many events.
If you have any questions about the Library itself, please write to [email protected].