Did you know Dayton-area residents now have free, unlimited access to the ‘Gray Lady?’

Library patrons can get free access to ‘New York Times’ sites.

It is now possible to read "All the News That's Fit to Print" free of charge in the Dayton area.

The Dayton Metro Library began offering its patrons inside and outside of its buildings free access to  NYTimes.com and NYTimes apps on Feb. 1.

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"A digital subscription to The New York Times can cost an individual $2 to $4 per week," Holly Varley, the library collection development director, says on the agency's website. "By accessing the digital version free through the library, a reader could save up to $200 a year."

The New York Times’ nickname is the “Gray Lady.”

The library system has a "Group Pass" account with the New York Times that allows library cardholders free and unlimited digital access, according to the library’s website.

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The newspaper’s sites can be accessed directly by anyone using the library computers or WiFi inside any Dayton Metro Library location.

Users must create an account or use an existing account and have full access to the New York Times’ sites.


Outside a branch, patrons with library cards and pin numbers can use a link provided at DaytonMetroLibrary.org/nyt to access the NYTimes site.

From there, they can create a user name or log into an existing NYTimes account to get a free 72-hour pass.

Passes can be renewed by repeating the process.

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