The New York Times - Remote Access

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About The New York Times - Remote Access

The New York Times - Remote Access grants free 72-hour access to The New York Times regular newspaper content from 1851-present. Courtesy of the California State Library.

Remote access only: This access link will NOT work on library computers or WiFi.

Getting Started

  • Have your library card ready (Don't have one? No problem! Get a Library Card)
  • Click on the GO button above
  • Log in with your library card and PIN if asked
  • Register for an account with an email address (sign in if you already have an account)
  • Create a password
  • You have checked out a 72-hour pass to access NYT (To renew your pass after 72 hours simply log into the above link again. Make sure to select the "Log in here" link to renew your access.)
  • Log into the New York Times website or app and explore articles from 1851-present


  • Access 5 articles a day from content years spanning 1923-1980
  • All multimedia, including video, photography, VR features and all new multimedia to come.
  • Spanish and Mandarin Chinese versions of
  • Personalized access, including e-mail newsletters such as California Today, and article recommendations based on topics you most commonly read about.
  • The Learning Network: Classroom resources based on the articles, essays, images, videos and graphics published on
  • Books: A massive trove of information on the literary world, including a Book Review podcast.
  • ScienceTake: Combines cutting-edge research from the world of science with stunning footage of the natural world in action.

  • Guides: How to do all sorts of things, from planning your finances to telling a good story.
  • iOS users have access to the NYT Audio app with a remote access pass.

Available for Use On

  • iOS and Android apps available
  • Desktop computers
  • Mobile devices

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