Current Newspapers and News: Home

Information on how to access current newspapers.

Local News

The KU Libraries does not provide access to the website versions of the Lawrence or Kansas City papers, however we do provide access to the print versions. 

New York Times

KU provides the New York Times via an Academic License. Follow these steps to set up an account.

  • Visit the New York Times Academic Site License access page. 
  • Search for and select "University of Kansas--Lawrence, Kansas."
  • At the registration page, click "Create Account."
  • Complete fields using your email account. This email address and password will become your login credentials; DO NOT use your KU password to create your account. 
  • Follow the instructions verify your account. You must click on the link in the confirmation email. Check your spam folder if you cannot find the message. 
  • Students will be required to select their graduation year which becomes the length of access. Faculty/staff are granted four years of access. Re-authentication can be completed at the New York Times Academic Site License access page. 
  • If you previously registered your email address on the site, you need to click the "Already have an account?" link found below "Create Account" and log in with the same email address and previously registered password. 

Recent print editions of the NYT can be read through the KU Libraries provided database, Global Newstream

Washington Post

  • Lawrence Public Library provides unlimited access to the Washington Post. Accessing the paper outside of the library requires a library card and pin. 
  • Recent print editions of the Washington Post can be read through the KU Libraries provided database, Global Newstream

Specific Papers

To determine if KU Libraries provides electronic access to a particular newspaper, use the e-journals search which can be found on the "Find" box on the Libraries' homepage. It is best to search with the correct title, but keywords also work. The results indicate which dates the Libraries provide. 


Aggregated Newspapers

Searching for news on a topic, but from no specific paper?  Use one of these aggregated databases.

Wall Street Journal

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Linking to the News

Need help linking to news content provided by the Libraries? Check out the instructions on our Remote Access Page

International News?

Interested in news from around the world? Visit the World Newspapers Guide for information on accessing contemporary and historical news.

Historical American Newspapers

Researching the past? Check out the Historical American Newspapers guide. 

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