Solano County Library

New York Times Online FAQs


How do I access the New York Times online?

Getting Started:


Your library card gives you 24 hour complimentary, unlimited access to the digital edition of The New York Times*. To get started follow these three simple steps:


1. Follow this specific link to the New York Times and enter library card number and PIN.


2. For either onsite or offsite access, you need to sign up for a free account on, using a valid email address. To sign up click Create Account with your personal email address, or Log in here if you already have created an account.


3. Once you sign up for a free account, you can go directly to to access articles. 


4. Enjoy! Although it seems too easy, you now have unlimited access to the digital edition of The New York Times.


*The number of daily NYT access passes are limited and managed by Solano County Library.



What sort of access will I have to the New York Times online?

Patrons will have direct access to from 1851 to the present, including:


•All regular newspaper content (articles, editorials, etc.)*


•All multimedia, including video, photography, VR features and all new multimedia to come


•Spanish and Mandarin Chinese versions of


•Personalized access, including e-mail newsletters such as California Today, mobile apps for phones and tablets, with customizable news feeds, and article recommendations based on topics you most commonly read about.


*Please note that articles from 1923-1980 are not available for on-site access. However, patrons can access 5 articles per day from this date range via off-site access.