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The New York Times


The Washoe County Library System offers free online access to The New York Times, both remotely and in the library. Our subscription allows you to read the current issue and all digital content. (The Times Cooking and Crossword are not included in this subscription.)

To access The New York Times from outside the library
  • Click on the remote access button below.
  • This will take you to The New York Times access code redemption page, where you will click “Redeem.”
  • On the next page, register with your personal email address. If you have already created an account, just click “Log in.” To protect your privacy, we recommend that you do not use the Facebook or Google registration/login methods.

New York Times Remote Access

Once you are logged in, you will receive an email confirming you will receive digital access to The New York Times for 72 hours. Once this access expires, you can simply repeat the process above to get another 72 hours of access. There is no limit to the number of access codes you can redeem, so you can continue to read The Times whenever you want, for as long as you want.  


To access The New York Times from inside the library

From any of the library’s internet terminals, or if you are on a laptop or mobile device connected to the library’s wireless internet, click the button below. You will be required to create an account if you don’t already have one.

New York Times Library Access



Are back issues available?

Archive access is available from 1851 to present day. For pre-1923 and post-1980 time periods, access is unlimited. However, articles from 1923-1980 can only be accessed remotely, with a limit of five articles per user per day.

Will the library share my personal information with The New York Times?

Absolutely not. The Washoe County Library will never provide any of your personal information to The New York Times. To ensure an increased level of privacy, we recommend you use email registration/login (rather than the Facebook or Google methods). You can read The New York Times privacy policy here.

Will I get a lot of emails if I create a New York Times account?

When you register, you will be by default signed up for the Morning Briefing newsletter, a roundup of the day’s top stories. If you don’t want to receive these emails, be sure to uncheck the box labeled “You agree to receive updates and offers from The Times” when you create your account. If would like to stop receiving emails after registering, go to the settings page (while logged in) to unsubscribe. You can subscribe to additional newsletters (if, for instance, there’s a particular topic or columnist you would like to follow) on the newsletters page. Read The New York Times terms of service here.



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