Answered By: Jean Wakefield
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2021     Views: 65

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post consistently rank as being among the most reputable newspapers in the world as well as the United States according to top online resources such as and others.

The Wilmington Library doesn't have an online subscription to any of these papers. However limited online access is available through a computer, laptop, tablet and mobile devices.  These newspapers' sites (, and usually permit user to read one to three articles at no charge before a pop-up appears with subscription offers. Even with this limited access, you will be able to read the headlines along with one or two paragraphs of the article. You can also follow their stories via social media, especially those with a Twitter feed.

If you wish to use the libraries' computers to read these and other papers, all you need is a Delaware library card in good standing (up to date and fines under $5.00). You can also visit and log in to any Delaware library with your Delaware library card. Just visit and choose any branch.

Comments (2)

  1. Can you clarify how to get to NYT access through the website? I logged into my account with my card but couldn't figure out how to access NYT online. Thanks in advance.
    by Jen M. on May 15, 2021.
  2. Hi Jen-thanks for reaching out. The libraries do not have a subscription to the online versions of the NYT or other newspapers. To access, you can view up to 3 articles per month for free and you shouldn't need to create an account or login through their website -
    by Missy Williams on May 18, 2021.