Public Library Affiliate Program

The Public Library Affiliate Program, free to all public libraries, is a unique gateway to education resources, events, and tools designed to help public librarians bring American history to life for students and teachers. Participating libraries receive these exclusive benefits:

  • ELIGIBILITY to receive $400 grants awarded annually to twelve Public Library Affiliates for student-based history programming
  • SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for accredited online graduate courses in American history offered by the Gilder Lehrman Institute, plus a reduced fee to audit courses
  • FREE ACCESS to one of Gilder Lehrman’s renowned Traveling Exhibitions and discounts on subsequent exhibitions
  • $100 CREDIT for Gilder Lehrman’s online History Shop to purchase books, posters, and other materials, plus a 25% discount on all further purchases
  • WEB PORTAL featuring robust resources for librarians, teachers, and students, including: