Free Access to Major Newspapers

With the election fast approaching, it’s important to stay informed. In an attempt to make that a little easier, we wanted to remind you of the national and local news sources you are able to access as a member of the Wesleyan community.

New York Times

Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff have access to New York Times articles both online and through the NYT app. Our institutional subscription also provides access to:

  • NYT online archive, dating back to 1851
  • Audio and video content
  • 50+ Newsletters (Morning Briefing, DealBook, Smarter Living, and more.)
  • NYT Cooking app
  • NYT in Education website
  • Closed captioning, increased font sizes, and other features for vision, hearing, and mobility impairments.

Wall Street Journal

Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff have complete and personalized digital access to The Wall Street Journal and the WSJ app, in addition to exclusive experiences, special events and discounts through WSJ+. Activate your complimentary memberships by visiting, logging into your school portal, and creating an account on the registration page.

Those who currently pay for an existing membership may call 1-800-JOURNAL, and mention you are switching to a subscription provided by Wesleyan University. Partial refunds will be dispersed.

Content specifically curated for students and professors can be found at the WSJ Education website.


For instructions on accessing additional digital news sources, visit the library’s page on accessing major newspapers.