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Hundreds Of Films Available For Free Through Penn State Libraries

All things considered, there are many positives that come with being a Penn State student. While there’s plenty of amenities that come with a top-notch education here, it may be even sweeter than you originally thought.

Since we’re given so much online stuff for free from Penn State, it can get a bit overwhelming looking through it all. But one little-known feature we have is access to hundreds of popular movies through Penn State Libraries’ Swank.

For such a service to go essentially unmentioned by the university is truly a travesty. Its purpose, for the most part, is for professors to have access to films for use in class. This is likely why a large chunk of the films available are history documentaries.

While the roster of movies available is relatively limited, it still has quite the lineup to keep you entertained for a while, and costs a lot less than Netflix and Hulu. That’s right, from now on weekends are for Netflix Penn State Libraries and chill.

The lineup of films, while fairly small, is very diverse. It contains nearly everything you could ever want. From old classics such as “Casablanca” and “The Birds” to newer hits such as “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and “Moneyball.” Heck, the site even has recent releases like “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Creed,” and 2017’s “Wonder Woman.

The genres available are nearly just as diverse. It has nearly everything from history films, comedies, horror, musicals, and so on. There’s really something for everyone available here.

If you were unaware that this movie-streaming service was available to you, we hope you enjoy the hours of entertainment provided. Hopefully, you’ll now have something to do while you’re bored inside all day. Don’t forget the popcorn!

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Richard Smeltzer

Richard is a senior majoring in applied statistics at Penn State. He is originally from York, Pennsylvania, and spent his first two years of college at Penn State York. Being from a family filled with Penn State alumni, he has been deeply ingrained in the culture. Growing up a Baltimore Orioles and Miami Dolphins fan, he has experienced many hardships throughout his life. You can find him screaming into the void about these teams, and much more, on Twitter @SecretRichardS. He can also be reached at [email protected]


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