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New! Online Access to the Washington Post


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Published January 10, 2023

Smith College Libraries is pleased to offer online access to the Washington Post for all students, staff, and faculty.

When on the campus IP range, there is no need to sign in. For off-campus access and for added functionality, you can create your own account.

  1. On the Washington Post website, select Sign In, then Connect with Google. Select your Smith email account and follow the prompts to complete your account creation.
  2. Once you’re logged in, select your name in the top right, select Account Settings, then select My Subscriptions. 
  3. Finally, select the Activate free digital access button.

Access includes current news coverage from The Post’s expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world. While The Washington Post, published since December 6, 1877, has long been considered the newspaper of record when it comes to politics and global affairs, The Post also contains smart and thoughtful reporting on topics ranging from climate solutions, health and wellness to food and cooking. Students, staff and faculty alike will not only benefit from reading The Post’s coverage, but also enjoy The Post’s interactives and videos.

The libraries also provide complimentary online access to:


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