Longmont Public Library Offers Free Online Access to the New York Times

October 8, 2018

Longmont’s Public Library is offering its card-holding patrons free unlimited online access to the New York Times’ digital version.

Library staff said the new service will allow patrons to read digital articles from 1851 to 1923 and 1980 through today, as well as to watch videos and listen to podcasts.

Spanish and Chinese language editions are also included in the service, which Teresa Myers, the library’s marketing communications manager, said is being purchased through the Flatirons Library Consortium, which includes the Boulder, Broomfield, Louisville and Loveland public libraries as well as Longmont’s.

Readers can use the New York Times mobile apps for phones and tablets and opt to receive email newsletters and notifications, including the Times’ morning and evening briefings. Account settings and features may be customized, and closed captioning, increased type size, and other accessibility features are available. Educators can also explore resources like Learning Network, which includes lesson plans for teachers.

Access to the service through the Longmont Public Library’s on-site computers or wifi at 409 Fourth Ave. will not require a pass code, but patrons will need to get a 72-hour pass for access outside the library. There is no limit to 72-hour passes, and both access options will require patrons to create a login.

This service is only available through the Longmont Public Library links. Access is not available via The Times’ main website address.

People can visit bit.ly/eMaterials to learn more, or stop by the library’s second floor information desk, or call a librarian at (303) 651-8472.

Myers said the Longmont library also provides its patrons free access to the Longmont Times-Call online.

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