You can now stream more than 30,000 movies from the NYPL for free

By David Goldberg

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Besides serving free literature and gorgeous architecture, the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library are about to give you even more gratis culture. 

Starting today, you can use your library card to create a free login for the Kanopy film database, which features more than 30,000 films, including the bastion of critically-acclaimed films, the Criterion Collection. You'll be able to take out ten movies at a time, with three days to view each. 

Check out some of our picks for the best movies of all time, including A Woman Under the influence, La Haine and more. Finally, you can "Criterion and Chill" without going broke. 

You can get a library card here, and check out Kanopy's selection here