The New York Times digital edition is now available for free through the Livermore Public Library courtesy of the California State Library. Access is to current articles to content dating back to 1851 from a respected news source. Accessible on library computers or on mobile devices connected to the library’s Wi-Fi.

For complimentary access from the Civic Center Library: 1) Connect to the open free library Wi-Fi; 2) Find the Onsite NYT Access link on the library website in the Digital Library under News Articles; 3) Register or log in at to enjoy unlimited access to on any device during your library visit.

Alternatively, to view offsite: 1) Access the NYTimes link through the library website at in the Digital Library under News Articles; 2) Click the Offsite NYT Access link which grants users a redemption code; 3) Enjoy 24-hour access. When using onsite or offsite for the first time, you will need to create a free account with a valid email address to gain entry.

Library patrons may browse content including video, photos and multimedia features, as well as enjoy personalized access to The Times’s collection of email newsletters, such as California Today. Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese versions are also available.

“A library card is the best bargain around and having free access to The New York Times makes your library card even more valuable,” said Greg Lucas, California’s State Librarian. “We’re excited to partner with The Times to make an important news source available to Californians at their local library.”

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