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Now Offering Free Access to the New York Times Online!

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Beginning March 2019 LBPL will offer direct access the New York Times online, made possible through the California State Library.

There are two ways to access: OnSite + OffSite — visit the LBPL Digital Library for access links.

Covers the New York Times online from 1851 to the present including:

A few limitations to be aware of:

  • Mobile apps are available only for off-site access.

  • Articles from 1923-1980 are not available for on-site access. However, patrons can access 5 articles per day from this date range via off-site access.

  • The Crosswords app is not included. However, crosswords from the past week, as well as a handful from the archive, are available in the Crosswords section.

  • The Cooking app is not included, but patrons can access recipes via the Food section on

To get started, you will first need to
register for a New York Times account.

Access the New York Times Online through the LBPL Digital Library.