Serving Up More New York Times Digital Access Benefits

Kansas City Public Library cardholders already enjoy digital access to The New York Times, letting you read unlimited articles on your phone, tablet, or computer for free. And if you follow the newspaper's notable cooking section or are a fan of the various games they offer — such as their infamous crossword puzzle — then you'll love the latest additions to our collection of digital services.

Your library card now gets you free digital passes to New York Times Cooking and New York Times Games.  Find recipes to feed your family or play popular puzzles, no paywalls or subscriptions required. Learn more about all the culinary resources and the games you can unlock.

NOTE: You must have a Kansas City Public Library card and a registered username in the catalog in order to use these services. Don’t yet have a library card? Get one now.

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New York Times Cooking

No paywall is going to stand between you and that tasty pasta dish you’ve been wanting to make. Level up your kitchen confidence by checking out the huge collection of recipes, videos, techniques and tips. You can also use their Recipe Box feature to store and save meals. Available on every device.

NYTimes Cooking

screenshot of NYTimes Cooking
screenshot of NYTimes Cooking

New York Times Games

Don’t have a subscription to play the Times’ lineup of popular puzzles? Not a problem for library cardholders – it's game on. Dig into popular brain busters like the crossword puzzle and sudoku. Show off your vocabulary victories with Wordle and Spelling Bee. Find games for all skill levels that you can enjoy playing every day.

NYTimes Games

screenshot of NYTimes online Crossword
screenshot of NYTimes Games

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