Library Tip: Access to New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post

August 27, 2019

Yale Law Library Provides Access to New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post

Dear YLS Community,


Several years ago the Yale Law Library became the first law school to obtain an institutional license for digital subscriptions to the New York Times (this is restricted to Yale Law School students, faculty, and staff).  Included in the institutional license are access to and New York Times smartphone and tablet apps.  The academic license does not include crossword puzzle access.
The Times recently sent a welcome email to new YLS students, faculty, and staff.  If you did not receive a welcome email, please contact Courtney McAllister at"> and she can add you to our account.  People who already had a personal digital or print account can switch to our license by contacting
The Law Library also pioneered among law schools in providing an institutional digital license for the Wall Street Journal.  This has since been expanded to a campus-wide subscription.
To access Yale University’s digital subscription to the Wall Street Journal (including mobile apps), go to:
If you are off campus, you will need to connect via VPN prior to accessing the link.
To access content from off-campus without VPN and to use the Wall Street Journal mobile app, create a personal account using your e-mail address and a new, unique password of your choosing. Those with existing accounts under the old Law School license do not need to re-register.

Recently, the Law Library initiated negotiations leading to a campus-wide digital license for the Washington Post.  See below for information from the University Library explaining the access to the Washington Post online and its apps.
Who has access to the Washington Post online?
Current Yale University student, faculty or staff members have access to the Washington Post online. The Washington Post is accessible to anyone on the Yale network, including Yale Secure Wireless and VPN. Authorized users do not include affiliates of Yale New Haven Hospital.
What about if I am off campus?
To access content from off-campus without VPN, create a personal account using your e-mail address. A personal account will also provide access to the mobile app. Create your personal account here.
How does the registration process work?

1.      While on the Yale network or connected to VPN, go to the Yale University Library’s registration page for the Washington Post:  *You must be on the network during this first step in the registration process*

2.      Fill out the registration form using your Yale email address

3.      A verification email will go to your Yale email address. Follow the link in this message to complete the registration process. 

4.      You now have an account with the Washington Post!

a.      While logged in with your verified Yale email address, you have full access to whether you are on or off campus

b.     You also can download the Washington Post’s apps to any iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire device

Where can patrons receive support for using the apps?
If patrons have specific questions about downloading or using the Washington Post’s apps, these should be funneled through the Post’s customer care team. Individuals can submit a ticket through the Post’s Help Center.  They can also email

Thank you,
Your Law Library

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