The New York Times Now Available

All you need is an email address and your Library card
By Meredith Williams
February 20, 2019
Sacramento Public Library patrons can now enjoy full access to the New York Times Digital Edition. The Library’s subscription to nytimes.com gives patrons a free, 24-hour dose of national news coverage every time they log in.

Sign up for an account. All you need is an email address and your Library card to gain instant access to a trove of content, including:
  • Past issues dating back to 1851
  • Lens, the New York Times' award-winning photography blog
  • How-to guides for everything from writing lesson plans to gift giving and everything in between


Available in three languages
Spanish and Mandarin versions of nytimes.com are also available to readers. Patrons can enjoy a reliable source of information, not just from the award-winning daily news posted to nytimes.com every 24 hours, but all the in-depth multimedia content as well.
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Nytimes.com is a modern take of the classic newspaper and features several different video series in addition to its daily reporting. Contributors focus on showcasing news and information that captivates its audience, including ScienceTake, the Last Word and The Daily 360.

ScienceTake
ScienceTake features cutting-edge research of the natural world and lets you delve into the most pressing environmental issues.

The Last Word
A fresh take on the common obituary, The Last Word is a set of video interviews with famous and infamous figures who reflect on their achievements posthumously. Patrons can watch all of these at the Library, for free.

The Daily 360: A Virtual Reality Series
You can also look forward to checking out the highly touted virtual reality series, The Daily 360, a daily 360-degree video story from journalists reporting from around the world. There are more than 400 videos available for users to immerse themselves in. Stunning video quality and documentary-style reporting let you go along for the ride with the reporter, experiencing each story from all angles.

California Today Newsletter
Like so many other services the Library provides, Sacramento Public Library’s New York Times subscription allows patrons to completely personalize the New York Times content they choose. Part of that customizable content includes email newsletters, like California Today, a newsletter that focuses on news closer to home, that affect us all, available on any electronic device. It’s all made available in an effort to inform as many people as possible.

“Our newspaper subscriptions are used almost constantly; every day, by multiple regular patrons who come here to spend a little time relaxing and reading the news. We have gotten to know them, and they know many of us librarians as a result,” said Central Library Supervisor, Stephanie Manansala. “Providing people access to newspapers is a great example of how we are a community center. Reading the news is something that can bring people together.”
 
Access to the New York Times is made available in partnership with the California State Library.