UC Berkeley Library

You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

Using the Library during COVID-19

During the pandemic, many of our services are being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our COVID-19 portal, which provides more up-to-date information than the text below.

Can I get New York Times articles through the library?

As of January 2020, the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) and the Graduate Assembly have successfully entered partnerships with The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. All UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students have free and unlimited access to the online published content of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal until their date of graduation. Additional content (i.e. Crossword, Cooking, Kindle) is not included in The New York Times partnership. In addition, UC Berkeley faculty and staff have free access to The Wall Street Journal.

More information about the partnership.

The UC Berkeley Library also subscribes to several databases that include full text articles from the New York Times along with many other newspapers. For links to these, see our News Databases.

These are available to anyone using our public computers. UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff members can also connect from off campus.

For those wishing to read the Times on paper, the Morrison Library and the Newspapers & Microforms Library both have current issues.

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