In our quest to bring you ever better service, and even more nifty digital tools, we are proud to announce, beloved patrons, that you can now access The New York Times online with your library card!
You will need to have a current Peabody Library Card in order to access the NYT, but if you have that, the process is quite easy:
You can click on the banner on our homepage, which looks identical to the image above. Alternatively, you can click on this link to get started. Alternatively (again), you can click on the “eLibrary” section of our homepage, select “Articles/Databases”, and, finally, select “New York Times”
Any of these options will take you to a registration/login screen, where you will be asked to enter your Library barcode and “online catalog password”, which is the pin number you use to log into your Library Account. If you aren’t sure what you pin is, give us a call at the Library and we can sort you out.
(Again, you can click on these images to enlarge them)
You will be taken to a screen that has an offer code. Mine is below, but that code won’t work for you:
This will take you to a screen where you can complete your NYT account:
Enter your email address and create a password. When you click “Sign Up”, you may see one of those pop-up windows where you have to prove you’re not a robot by clicking on picture, like this one below:
Once you’ve proven your humanity, you will be taken to a welcome screen from which you can access the New York Times. An email confirmation will also be sent to the email you provided.
*An Important Addendum*: When you redeem your offer code, you will see a message that says your account is only good for three days, like this one below:
Please know that this 72-hour window applies only to the amount of time you can access the portal without having to log back into your account. Once the 72 hours expires, you can access it again by re-entering your Library Card Number and password. When you see the registration screen, click “Log In”, where you can enter your email and password. You will then be given another 72 pass. This allows the good people at The New York Times to monitor usage of the service. Our apologies to anyone who may have found this part of the process confusing or misleading.
If you have any questions, or need some help with the set-up process, please give us a call or stop in and chat with one of your friendly Information Librarians.
We hope you enjoy this new digital resource! Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to serve you best!