Getting Started with

For free access to The New York Times with the Edmonton Public Library, here is what you will need to get started:

  • A valid Edmonton Public Library Card
  • A computer, phone or tablet with an Internet connection (WiFi or data)
  • A account (for remote access, requires an email address)
  • The New York Times app for iOs or Android (if using a phone or tablet)
  • The New York Times Cooking app for iOs (if using a phone or tablet, optional service)

Please refer to the privacy policy and terms of use for, as it is a third party service.

How to Access in a Library Branch

On any library computer, go to You do not need to sign in.

How to Access Remotely

If you do not have a account, or you have a paid subscription, you will need to create an account to gain access. 

How to Create a Account

1. Go to this link. Enter your library card number and PIN. 

2. Select Create Account, enter a valid email address, create a password, then select Other/Non-Academic under type of user.

3. You will be issued a pass that will allow you 72 hours of complimentary access. You will get a message that indicates when your pass expires and a link to go to Once it has expired, you can log in again to get a new pass.

4. There is a daily limit on the number of passes available. 

How to Access If You Already Have a Paid Account

If you already pay for a subscription, you will need to create another account to access your Edmonton Public Library pass. Follow the instructions above using a different email address than the one used for your existing account.

How to Access on a Phone or Tablet

1. To read on your phone or tablet, you must create an account, sign into and secure a pass.

2. Download and install The New York Times app for iOS or Android, depending on your device.

3. Log in using your account.

4. There is a daily limit on the number of passes available. 

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