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Alameda County Library

New York Times: Home

The Library provides free online access to the New York Times on public computers, and 72-hour offsite access through our website by code activation.

Getting Started

Access on library computers:

  1. Go to the A-Z Resources page and click on New York Times.
  2. Click “Log In” if you have already created an account or “Sign Up” to create an account.** At the prompt for type of user, click on “Other/Non-Academic.”
  3. Click through 11+ articles during your session to ensure you do not hit the NYT pay wall.

Offsite/remote access

  1. Open a web browser.
  2. Click on the remote access link
  3. Click “Redeem” to get 72 hours of continuous access.*
  4. Register with your personal email address, or click on “log in here” if you have already created an account.**

Once you have created your account (or have logged in), you will receive an email confirmation of your 72-hour, unlimited access to New York Times Digital (pictured below).

* After the first 72 hours have passed, you will need to redeem another code for another 72 hours of remote access (i.e. Repeat Step 2). This is the licensing model that New York Times has negotiated with public libraries.

** Please be advised that registering an email address with New York Times Digital will opt you into receiving email marketing communications from the New York Times. To opt out of receiving mailings, follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of these messages.