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Stop Freaking Out and Head to the Library! January 20, 2010

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Okay, so you’ve probably heard by now that the New York Times is going to start charging for (frequent) access in 2011. Take a deep breath, relax; it’s all going to be okay. You’ve actually been paying for the New York Times this whole time –with your taxes. Almost all public libraries have a subscription to a database that covers the New York Times. And even if they don’t, most local colleges allow people to have a visitor pass or use the databases on campus. And now that we are in the 21st century you don’t even have to get in your car and drive to the library – you can access the newspapers you’ve been paying for this whole time right from your desktop. And if you’re still moping about changes to access, remember that changes like these allow struggling publications to remain in existence. Obviously the Times wouldn’t charge for access if it could afford not to.

New Yorkers – your access is right here.

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1. Julia - January 21, 2010

Wow, I read about that this morning and didn’t even think of the NY Times database. Thanks for the reminder!!! The number of publications that are available online through the library is really amazing, and something I often forget.

And I LOVE the new hamster-with-books banner!

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