How to Access The Mercury News Online from at Home

Santa Clara County Library District provides free online access to The Mercury News from inside the Library and from home. Inside the Library, access this service from a library-provided computer or from a personal device connected to the Library’s Wi-Fi.

From home, we offer 24-hour or 72-hour remote “home” access through the Library’s website.

Remote “home” access:

  • Visit this link to log in with your library card number and PIN.
  • You’ll be taken to a landing page that will offer two options for access:
    • Anonymous Access: Works for 24 hours. After that time, you will need to revisit the Library’s subscription link to gain another 24-hour session.
    • Authenticated Access: Works for 72 hours. For this option, when prompted, please register with The Mercury News for an account using Google, Apple, Facebook or your email address, to gain 72-hour access. At the end of the 72 hours, you will need to revisit the Library’s subscription link for another 72-hour session. Please consider reviewing the Bay Area News Group Privacy Policy and Terms of Use if you choose Authenticated Access.