SCCLD Now Offers FREE Online Access to The New York Times

For Immediate Release
June 9, 2016

Virtual Library Provides Thousands of Possibilities

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – June 9, 2016,   All Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) locations now offer free online access to The New York Times for SCCLD members – saving residents the publisher’s listed cost of $455 per annual digital subscription.

“We are thrilled to be the first local library to add The New York Times to our list of free online subscriptions available from our virtual library website.  Now, in addition to eMagazines and streaming movie videos and classic TV programs, people can access their own copy of The New York Times daily, anytime, anywhere.  And best of all, it’s completely free!” stated Nancy Howe, County Librarian.

Published since 1851 and winner of multiple Pulitzer Prizes, The New York Times is one of America’s largest daily newspapers and boasts a readership of over one million daily digital readers.  To gain free access to the newspaper, one must have a valid email address to sign in for online access.  To register, go to and click the link under the heading New York Times Online. Follow the listed steps to set up an account.  Once registration is complete, subscribers can read the daily edition by going to anytime to read the newspaper in the library, at home, or on a mobile device.  After 72 hours, one must sign in again for a new session by going to .

Striving to meet community demand for high quality library services, programs and resources while integrating new technology, SCCLD provides its more than 225,000 customers with easily accessible content from SCCLD’s web site 24 hours a day/7 days a week.   In addition to accessing The New York Times, patrons can gain free access to local newspapers including The Mercury News.  Additional materials may be downloaded for eReaders, MP3s and iPads.  Online resources, music, audiobooks and more than 46,000 eBooks are available for free in SCCLD’s Virtual Library.   In addition to the ability to borrow items, SCCLD patrons now have the option to download more than 200 eBooks onto electronic devices and keep them forever through the Always Available eBook Classics collection.  For more information, go to .

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About the Santa Clara County Library District
The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Its collection includes more than 1.9 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources accessible from home or work.

In 2014, SCCLD celebrated one hundred years of service to local residents. For the last several years, SCCLD has been consistently recognized as one of America’s Star Libraries by Library Journal. In 2014, SCCLD was ranked among the top ten large libraries in the United States in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. In 2014 and 2015, SCCLD won Innovator Awards from the Urban Libraries Council.

The Santa Clara County Library District includes two bookmobiles, an online library, seven community libraries and one branch library serving Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In 2014, the Santa Clara County Library District had more than 225,000 library cardholders and welcomed 3.3 million visitors who borrowed 9.4 million items, making it one of the most used resources in the region. Visit Santa Clara County Library District online at

Nancy Howe/Chris Brown /Lili Smith
Santa Clara County Library District
(408) 293-2326 ext. 3001/3002/3014