Q. How do I access the San José Mercury News from home/offsite?



The San José Public Library provides free online access to the San José Mercury News on internet computers and library wi-fi at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library and at all branch libraries during our normal operating hours.

We also offer either 24-hour or 72-hour offsite access through our website.

Offsite "home" access:

  1. Click on this link to log in and then enter your library card number and PIN.

  2. You will be taken to a landing page that will offer two options for access:​
  • Anonymous Access: Works for 24 hours. After that time, you will need to use SJPL's subscription link again for another 24 hours of access.
  • Authenticated Access: Works for 72 hours. For this option, you would log in using Google, Apple, Facebook or e-mail to gain 72-hour access. At the end of 72 hours, you would use SJPL's subscription link, again, to start a new access period. You should be aware of the MediaNews Group Privacy Policy if you choose to share your e-mail or other information for 72-hour access.

Please note the date when your access ends and enjoy the San José Mercury News for 24 or 72 hours!

  • Last Updated Jul 09, 2021
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  • Answered By Dana Lema

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