The Los Angeles Public Library has an amazing e-media collection available. Your card gets you free access to a New York Times digital subscription. You can borrow many new releases and read them on kindle. You get access to all the tutorials on Lynda.com, and you can read The Economist every week for free.
Idk how I could afford to be an intelligentsia without the LAPL. It’s a great organization. Pick up a library card when you get the chance — you never know how useful it can be.