Society Benefits

Masterpiece Level ($10,000 and above)

  • All opportunities of the Anthology level plus:
  • Story featuring your generous support shared on the Libraries website or in the Society newsletter;
  • An invitation to lunch and tour with the Director of the Libraries;
  • An invitation to meet with a curator, conservator, or head librarian to discuss a specialized topic, as staff availability allows;
  • Four total complimentary tickets to the Libraries' annual Adopt-a-Book event. 

(The estimated value of benefits at this level totals $240; the remainder is tax-deductible.)

Anthology Level: $5,000-$9,999

  • All opportunities of the Manuscript level plus:
  • Private Libraries tour for up to 15 people tailored to your interests and/or of the Libraries' rare book collections;
  • Invitation to VIP Libraries events.

(The estimated value of benefits at this level is $190; the remainder is tax-deductible.)

Manuscript Level: $2,500-$4,999

  • All opportunities of the Volume level plus:
  • Invitations to exclusive Libraries events, such as exhibition openings;
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Libraries' annual Adopt-a-Book event.

(The estimated value of benefits at this level is $165; the remainder is tax-deductible.)

Volume Level: $1,000-$2,499

  • All opportunities of the Chapter level plus:
  • Personal tour of a Libraries exhibition or one of our 21 libraries for up to 4 people.

(The full amount of your contribution is tax-deductible.)

Chapter Level: $500-$999

  • Invitations to Libraries public programs;
  • 20% discount in participating Smithsonian Museum stores;
  • Recognition on the Libraries website and in the Libraries Annual Report;
  • Subscription to exclusive Smithsonian Libraries Society newsletter;
  • Subscription to Smithsonian Libraries magazine (CONNECT) and monthly e-newsletter (e-Connect).

(The full amount of your contribution is tax-deductible.)