May 27, 2022

New York Times Access Now Available for Free From All California Public Libraries (NYT/State Library of California Partnership)

From The NY Times:

California’s 23 million library card holders in the state may access by visiting on a library computer, or on their own device while connected to the library’s Wi-Fi. Library card holders can access from anywhere through their library’s website.” Residents without a library card may visit their local branch to apply for one. The program will also include monthly events at select library branches.

“A library card is the best bargain around, and having free access to The New York Times makes your library card even more valuable,” said Greg Lucas, California’s state librarian. “We’re excited to partner with The Times to make an important news source available to Californians at their local library.


Library patrons may access unlimited content including video, photos and multimedia like VR and AR features, as well as personalized access to The Times’s collection of email newsletters, such as California Today. Spanish and Mandarin Chinese versions are also available, and patrons can access content dating back to 1851.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.