Beginning Tuesday, September 27, 2022, Billie Jean King Main Library will temporarily shift service to To-Go only. We anticipate To-Go Service will be in place for approximately two weeks while appropriate staffing levels are addressed and specialized staff training takes place.


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How to Read the NYT for Free Through LBPL

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The Long Beach Public Library offers free digital access to The New York Times (NYT), including all the newspaper, photo, video, podcast, VR, and newsletter content that has earned them more Pulitzer Prizes than any other news organization.  

New York Times online is also available in Spanish and on the NYT mobile app. Patrons can even access crosswords from the past week and archived crosswords using the NYT website. There are 2 ways to get started: 

Offsite
(Anywhere outside of a Long Beach Public Library) 

  1. Visit our Digital Library and click on the Offsite Access link in the New York Times’ description to redeem a code for 72 hours of unlimited access 

  1. Register for a NYT account then log in, or if you already have an account, you can simply log in with your email address and password 

  1. When your 72 hours expire, come back to the Digital Library and click the Offsite Access link again for another free session 

At the Library 

(Using a Long Beach Public Library computer or while connected to the Library’s Wi-Fi)  

  1. Go directly to nytimes.com 

  1. Register for a NYT account then log in, or if you already have an account, you can simply log in with your email address and password 

  1. Enjoy unlimited access to nytimes.com on any device during your visit 

New York Times online is provided by the California State Library and is one of several digital newspaper resources in the Digital Library 

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