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Posted on: October 9, 2020

New York Times online

Enjoy the New York Times for free!

Enjoy free and unlimited access to The New York Times online through the Lafayette Public Library, remotely on any device or from a Library computer or WiFi.

The New York Times enables our Library members to have three-day sessions with unlimited access; every time you use our link, you can refresh that three-day access. All you need to do is create a NY Times account, and set your browser to remember that login info. After that, any time you go to our special remote access link, you can refresh your subscription.

  • Sign up for an account at
  • Go to our special access site (and keep this bookmarked for repeat use):
  • Redeem code, and sign in to your new account (tip: have the browser remember your password).
  • Scroll past the options to sign up for email newsletters, and select "No thanks"
  • You will be redirected to the home page of the New York Times

Note: even within your 3-day subscription window, you may need to go directly to the NY Times website to take advantage of the access code; choosing a story in your browser news feed may not cause your code to be recognized.

Tip: Find these links anytime by clicking on the Research button on our homepage, or the Browse & Find menu, and navigating to Resources A-Z.

Can I Use an App?

  • Yes! But first, create your account at
  • Download the free New York Times app from Google Play, Amazon Appstore or iTunes. 
  • You will still occasionally have to go to the Remote Access link in a browser ( in order to renew your gift subscription using the Library’s special access code.


  • Utilize The New York Times mobile apps for phones and tablets
  • Read the daily edition, and all online-only articles
  • Access to articles from 1851-1923, and 1980-today
  • Access Spanish and Chinese language editions of the Times
  • Watch videos and listen to podcasts
  • Personalize your account settings and features
  • Receive email newsletters and notifications on your phone, including the Morning and Evening Briefing
  • Explore education resources like Learning Network, including Lesson Plans for teachers
  • Take advantage of closed captioning, audio podcasts, increased type size, and more accessibility features

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