A recent “06880” posting about the New York Times’ new fee schedule for online access drew — as expected — plenty of comments.
In Westport — and the nation — a variety of people proposed a variety of ways to scale (or sneak past) the “paywall.” From using Twitter to cutting-and-pasting URLs to subscribing to the Book Review only, even folks who never read the paper were playing games to game the system.
Just as quickly, the other side countered. Would you steal a paper from your neighbor’s lawn — or swipe a copy from a newsstand without paying?
If you’re in the middle — you don’t want (or can’t afford) to pay, but you don’t want to feel like a thief –I’ve got 2 words: Westport Library.
No one’s ever felt guilty about reading the Times in the library, right?
Well, you can also access specific articles and topics directly from the library’s website. For free.
You don’t even have to leave home to do it.
In fact, you can start right now. Just click here for the library’s website. Go to the research page; select “research databases.” Times articles can be found through both the LexisNexis database (under “business, financial and legal”) and the “Newspaper” database.
Stumped? Click “ask us a question” on the library’s website.
And with the money you save, consider making a donation. Just click the “support wpl” button on the library’s website.
Also from the comfort of your home.