New Yorkers Can Now Stream 30,000 Free Movies, Including the Entire Criterion Collection, with Their Library Cards

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A quick heads up for the 8+ mil­lion peo­ple liv­ing in New York City. Accord­ing to The New York Times, any­one “who has a New York Pub­lic Library or Brook­lyn Pub­lic Library card can now watch more than 30,000 fea­ture films, doc­u­men­taries, for­eign-lan­guage films and train­ing videos.” This includes the entire cat­a­logue of films in The Cri­te­ri­on Col­lec­tion (think Felli­ni, Lynch and Kuro­sawa), and also com­plete lec­ture series from The Great Cours­es.

The films can be viewed streamed any­where, any­time, on smart­phones, tablets, PCs and smart TVs.

New York Pub­lic Library mem­bers can get start­ed here. And Brook­lyn Pub­lic Library fans can do the same here.

Please some­one, beam me back to New York.

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