Library users now have another way to get the latest news about what's happening in our world – without a paywall. Digital access to The New York Times is now a part of the Library's growing collection of free online resources.
“As we continue to grow our digital resources, we are excited to offer access to The New York Times, paywall-free,” said Deborah Stoppello, director of library collections.
You can enjoy FREE access to NYTimes.com courtesy of the Kansas City Public Library.
- Access from any Library location, from your home, or from other sites.
- No cost. No limit on the number of articles you can click and read.
- Read the latest news on your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
- Works with existing NYTimes.com accounts and new registrations.
NOTE: You must have a Kansas City Public Library card and a registered username in the catalog in order to use this service. Don’t yet have a library card? Get one now.
How to Register
1. Go to kclibrary.org/nytimes, then click Access New York Times Now.
2. If you are not at a Library location, you will be redirected to kclibrary.org/catalog and asked to log in using the catalog username and PIN associated with your Kansas City Public Library card, after which you will be passed through to NYTimes.com. (Fig. 1)
3. If it is your first time using NYTimes.com, click Create Account. If you are already registered, click the "Log in here" link below the button. (Fig. 2)
4. To create an account, enter in your email and create a password. Select “Other/Non-Academic” from the list of user types. Opt in or out of receiving updates and offers from The New York Times by checking or unchecking the box next to that notice. (Fig. 3)
After registering, you will see a note indicating when your 72-hour pass will expire. You have the option of requesting a calendar reminder notice from NYTimes.com. (Fig. 4)
You can now access NYTimes.com for the next 72 hours without a paywall or an article reading limit.
Renewing your 72-hour pass
Seventy-two hours following your registration, your temporary access pass expires. There is no renewal limit, but this step must be repeated each time the pass expires.
There are two different ways to renew, depending on whether or not you are connected to a Library network with a computer or digital device.
1. Accessing while connected to internet via the Library’s network
If you are on a Library computer or using a laptop or mobile device while connected to Library’s internet network, you will see a note about your complimentary pass provided by the Library. Since you already have registered an account, click the “Log in here” link and enter your user email and password.
2. Accessing from home or other sites while not connected to the Library’s network
Go to kclibrary.org/nytimes and click the “Access New York Times Now” button.
You will be redirected to kclibrary.org/catalog and asked to log in using the catalog username and PIN associated with your Kansas City Public Library card. (Fig. 5)
After logging in to the Library catalog you will be taken to the NYTimes.com Pass login page . Since you already have registered an account, click the “Log in here” link (Fig. 6). On the next screen, enter your user email and password (Fig. 7).
This will renew your pass for another 72 hours (Fig. 8).
Other Digital Magazines & Newspapers:
NYTimes.com is just the latest resource we’ve added to our expanding supply of digital magazines, newspapers, and resources. Browse many more publications and sites available courtesy of the Library, and stay tuned for other additions.