Washington Post

Set up an account to access and connect to other collections of materials. Access

Harvard ID holders can access the Washington Post for free — either by logging in using Harvard Key or setting up an account using their Harvard email address.

Free access with Harvard Key

You can access the Washington Post for free by visiting the site via the link below. You'll be asked to verify your Harvard Key.

Access the Washington Post


Set up your own free account

You can also set up a personal account for free, using your Harvard email address. You will not need to log-in to Harvard Key.

  1.  Visit the Washington Post website

  2. Click on Sign In in the upper right-hand corner

  3. Click on the Sign up link in the lower right hand corner to register a new account. Be sure to use your Harvard email.

  4. Check your email for a verification link

  5. Once you've verified your email, click on your name in the upper right-hand corner and go to Account Settings -> My Subscriptions

  6. Click Activate free digital access

Other Ways To Access The Washington Post

The library subscribes to several different collections of content from the Washington Post, providing access back to 1974. ​Find the one that meets your needs. 

Trouble logging in?

Call the Washington Post customer care line at 1-800-477-4679