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Library Freebies this Fall

You’ve made it through the first full week of classes. When you need a break — whether that means watching a movie or catching up on the news — the library has you covered.

Here are a few of the freebies you get, just for being at UC Davis. (Please note: Since the library pays for these services on behalf of the university, you may need to sign in using your UC Davis Kerberos/CAS login or connect to the Library VPN from off campus.)

The New York Times

Always a favorite, access to is free for members of the UC Davis community. Learn how to activate your access.

Streaming movies

The library offers a few ways to watch documentary films online. Here are our top picks:


Missing live theater? We’ve got the next best thing. Theatre in Video offers performances of the world’s leading plays. Library VPN required.


The library offers a wide range of streaming music, from classical to jazz to popular and world music. Some good ones to start with include:

Explore and see what you find… after all, it’s free!