News You Can Trust

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 Find news you can trust.  The Library is committed to providing accurate information from a variety of perspectives.  Access news from reliable sources in print and online for free with your library card.

Find newspapers to read at the library or online here.  We offer local, national and international newspapers in print and digital formats.

emagazines from zinio or other databases are a fantastic way to get news and current events on the go.  Find our print magazines and check out an issue.

Your library card also grants free and easy access to our many online news and information offerings.  Explore your elibrary!

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New York Times

Note (12/9/2019): Due to a problem with the Library's subscription, free unlimited access to the NYT Digital Edition is temporarily unavailable. The Library is working to resolve this problem as soon as possible. 

  • Enjoy unlimited access to all articles from any Berkeley Public Library location, including on your own device using the library's wifi network.
  • For unlimited access within the Library, you must sign up for a free account on, using a valid email address. Click Register Now to sign up and create an account with your personal email address, otherwise, log in if you already have a NY Times account.
  • If you are outside the library, click here to find a code you can redeem for 72 hour access. For 72 hours of free access from home, you must sign up for a free account on, using a valid email address. Click Register Now In to sign up and create an account with your personal email address, or log in if you already have a NY Times account.

Full-text access to Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Berkeley Voice, San Jose Mercury News, and West County Times, and hundreds of newspapers throughout the U.S. Also features Hot Topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos