23 Million Patrons of California’s Public Libraries Can Now Read The New York Times for Free Online

More and more, you can get access to valu­able elec­tron­ic resources through your friend­ly local library. In the past, we’ve men­tioned how any­one with a New York Pub­lic Library card can get free access to thou­sands of ebooks, more than 30,000 movies (includ­ing many clas­sics from the Cri­te­ri­on Col­lec­tion), and even suits and brief­cas­es for job inter­views.

Many pub­lic libraries also now give patrons access to Kanopy, the provider of high-qual­i­ty doc­u­men­taries, indie and clas­sic films. Take for exam­ple this col­lec­tion of clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary Ger­man films.

Now con­sid­er this: The New York Times announced this week that near­ly 1,200 pub­lic libraries across Cal­i­for­nia will offer their 23 mil­lion patrons free access to the New York Times online. They write:

California’s 23 mil­lion library card hold­ers in the state may access NYTimes.com by vis­it­ing nytimes.com/register on a library com­put­er, or on their own device while con­nect­ed to the library’s Wi-Fi. Library card hold­ers can access nytimes.com from any­where through their library’s web­site.” Res­i­dents with­out a library card may vis­it their local branch to apply for one. The pro­gram will also include month­ly events at select library branch­es.

For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it this page. And if you know of oth­er great deals offered by pub­lic libraries, please men­tion them in the com­ments sec­tion below.

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via David Beard

Relat­ed Con­tent:

The New York Pub­lic Library Lets Patrons Down­load 300,000 eBooks

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

The New York Pub­lic Library Lets Patrons Down­load 300,000 eBooks

Stream 48 Clas­sic & Con­tem­po­rary Ger­man Films Free Online: From Fritz Lang’s Metrop­o­lis to Mar­garethe von Trotta’s Han­nah Arendt

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