'Subway Library' Is Changing Commuters Lives Across NYC

Being stuck on the subway may not be such a bad thing anymore. The MTA has remade a subway train to look like their inside of the New York Public Library's Rose Main Reading Room and is offering free e-books to riders starting today! The "Subway Library" promotion will last for 6-weeks and will give riders free access to hundreds of e-books including Patti Smith's Just Kids, Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth, and Swing Time by Zadie Smith. Commuters can access the books by logging into the in-station wifi.

The wrapped train that looks like the library will run on both the Sixth Avenue line as an F or the Eighth Avenue line as an E train, said MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz.

“The New York Public Library’s mission is to make information and knowledge accessible to all, and this exciting partnership with the MTA is certainly right on track,” said New York Public Library President Tony Marx. “By making thousands of free stories easily available to subway straphangers, we are encouraging reading, learning, and curiosity.”

Get reading, everybody! 

 

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