Extra! Extra! New York Times Online Now Free With Your Library Card!

By Jamie W. RSS Tue, April 10, 2018

We are very pleased to announce complimentary online access to the New York Times is now available with your library card! Free Library card holders will now have free access to NYTimes.com and all NYT mobile apps, as well as the paper's international editions.  

With the New York Times, you will find a variety of topics covered with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking-news articles, blogs, videos, and interactive features. It's one of the country's most distinguished papers of record.  With your library card you will have access to the current and historical New York Times (*see below for details and restrictions), international editions, Spanish and Chinese language editions, and special features.

From any desktop computer in one of our libraries or on your own device usnig the Free Library's Wi-Fi network, your access is automatic once you create an account and log in at NYtimes.com.  You will find a link to the New York Times at the Library on our database page

From home, work, or on the go, follow the New York Times Anywhere link found on our database page to claim your free 72-hour pass for New York Times digital access. Create an account at NYTimes.com and log in to start reading. At the end of your complimentary 72 hours, you can return to our database page, click the link again, and claim an additional pass. There is no weekly or monthly limit to the number of passes you can claim. 

Steps for Off-Site Access
1. Click the link New York Times Anywhere on our database page
2. Click "Redeem" (Code will be pre-populated)
3. Already have a NYTimes.com account? Simply log in with your email and password.
4. If you don't have a NYTimes.com account, click the log in buttom to create one (see picture below)
5. A confirmation page will appear advising when your 72-hour access expires.
 

Redeeming Additional Passes
1. Return to the link New York Times Anywhere on our database page.
2. Log in to NYTimes.com with your email and password.
3. Redeem another 72-hour pass.
 

Register at NYTimes.com to get started

*Details and Restrictions: The crossword puzzle is not included in access with your library card.  NYTimes Cooking is not included. When you access NYTimes.com from the library or from home, you will have access to content from 1981 to present day as well as 1851 through 1922. Access to content from the years 1923-1980 is not available when accessing NYTimes.com from within our libraries or on our Wi-Fi network. When you visit NYTimes.com with a 72-hour pass from your home, office, or mobile device, you will have access to five articles from 1923 - 1980 with each 72-hour pass.


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hurray! this is great!!
Alison miner - West Philadelphia
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Have you asked if the Philadelphia Inquirer wouldn't be interested???
fran scullion hazam - 19103
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Thank you! This is awesome! I love our library. We are so grateful and fortunate.
Maggie McCullough - Philadelphia
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

I already have a New York Times account, but I do not have a paid subscription. I tried to get a 72 hour pass, but do not see any "Redeem" code. Need some help.
Rita Morley - Drexel Hill, PA
Monday, May 7, 2018

Hello Rita - if you go to the Database page on our website (link in the article above) and click the link for NYTimes Anywhere, you will be prompted to enter your library card number and PIN. After that, you will get to a page with the redeem code. If this is not working for you, please email us using the Contact Us at the bottom of this page. One of our librarians will be able to work with you to figure out the issue. Thank you.
Jamie W - Philadelphia
Monday, May 7, 2018

I have been trying to share this information on social media and none of the links work!
Joanne - Lansdowne
Friday, May 11, 2018

Hi Joanne - that's great! Please spread the news. However, the NYT must identify web traffic as originating at the Free Library website in order to work correctly, so a direct link won't work. If you want to share a link, just send your friends to our database page (http://libwww.freelibrary.org/databases/index.cfm) and ask them to click the link to the NYTimes Anywhere. Or just share the link to this blog post. Thanks!
Jamie W - Philadelphia
Friday, May 11, 2018

This access to the New York Times historical news archives is just another example of the continued value the Free Library of Phila. has given to its many useful services. Of which, I have "exploited" time and time again. Accessible by all with only a free library card that, I'm sure, will go unnoticed by the vast majority of the populace within the city. Thank you for another gift.
L. Conway
Friday, May 11, 2018

I loooooved the NYT for three days but can't get back in. What am I doing wrong??? HELP!!!
Lois Crumbley - Philadelphia PS
Thursday, April 16, 2020

Hi Lois - sorry to hear you're having trouble. After your 3 day pass expires, you will need to go through the process described above to register for another pass. If that doesn't resolve your issue, please contact using the link at the bottom of this page and one of our librarians will work with you to get it straightened out. Thank you.
Jamie W - Philadelphia
Friday, April 17, 2020

I have been using the NYT ANYWHERE for weeks now with no problem. This morning when I clicked on the link from the database page instead of taking me to a redeemable code it took me to the subscription page and if I wanted to purchase a subscription. It has continued to do with after many attempts using multiple web browsers and computers - please help. I love the NYT, but cannot afford to subscribe.
Ariel G - Fishtown
Saturday, May 23, 2020

WAIT! A customer service representative over there told me the library has to renew its subscription.
Ariel G - Fishtown
Saturday, May 23, 2020

I have used the 72 hour access many times and lately it will not give me access.I chatted with on line NY TIMES and was told I should check with library . Can you advise?
jack ciabattoni - phila
Sunday, May 24, 2020

Hi Jack and Ariel - our librarians are aware of the issues with the NYT online access and are working to correct it. In the meantime, we do have access to the full text of the NYT in our General One File database. You can find a link here: http://libwww.freelibrary.org/databases/index.cfm. The interface is different - it is not the same as the nytimes.com website, it is a research database, but it does include the full text of any articles you may need to access. Thank you for your patience.
Jamie W - Philadelphia
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

NY TIMES ANYWHERE is now saying my pre produced code, has already been used and will not give me 72hr access anymore? Any idea why? Thank You
john j cbatoni - philadehia
Thursday, December 3, 2020

NY Times states code already been used. Please help!
Marie - Bethlehem pa
Friday, December 4, 2020

Also seeing the same thing others above are saying - code is one already used previously.
Victor - Philadelphia
Monday, December 7, 2020

Same here... code says it's already redeemed and the link won't generate any new codes. Please help!
Jay - Philadelphia
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Hi John, Marie, Victor, and Jay. We are aware of the issues with the NYT online access and are working to correct it. In the meantime, we have access to the NYT in our General OneFile database. You can find a link on our A-Z databases page under "G": http://libwww.freelibrary.org/databases/index.cfm. Once you're in General OneFile, click on Publication Search and enter "New York Times" in the search field to access full-text coverage from January 1, 1985 - Present. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience.
Jamie B. - Free Library of Philadelphia
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

SUCCESS - THANK YOU!
Marie - Bethlehem Pa
Monday, December 14, 2020

NYT database link is not working
Ashley
Sunday, May 16, 2021

Links to NYTimes and General OneFile don't work.. Just get a "Sorry, we could not validate the Library Card Number and PIN. Please try again." error.
Jay - Philadelphia
Friday, June 18, 2021

Enjoy reading the New York Times. Would it be possible for us to also receive the Washington Post. Thank you.
Marie - Bethlehem Pa
Monday, August 1, 2022

Has this service been canceled? Starting this month, every time I try to log in to the NYT with the authorization code, it says it is no longer supported.
Denise Anderson - Philadelphia
Friday, November 11, 2022

Denise, We hope to restore service within the next several weeks. In the meantime, you can use this workaround: We have access to the NY Times in our General OneFile database. You can find a link on our A-Z databases page under "G": http://libwww.freelibrary.org/databases/index.cfm. Once you're in General OneFile, click on Publication Search (lower right) and enter "New York Times" in the search field and select "New York Times" from the result list to access full-text coverage from January 1, 1985 - Present. (You will need your FLP library card number and PIN.) Thank you for your continued patience and we apologize for the inconvenience.
Sharyl O. - Philadelphia, PA
Monday, November 14, 2022