Get New York Times and The Palace Project access for free

Find out how to access both The Palace Project and New York Times

The New Mexico State Library is providing access to The Palace Project and the New York Times digital subscriptions for free at all public libraries statewide. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

bright spotThe New Mexico State Library is bringing more digital resources and knowledge to state residents – for free.

All libraries across the state will provide visitors with The Palace Project e-book library and the New York Times digital subscription, which includes access to both its cooking and games sections.

“All of this is part of the New Mexico State Library’s commitment to improve access to entertaining and educational materials in rural communities,” said Kate Alderete, deputy state librarian.

The New Mexico State Library provides services to all public and tribal libraries, including consultation, training and continuing education. Alderete said the addition of both The Palace Project and the New York Times not only expands the catalog of accessible material to the public, but is also a step toward the department’s goal of improving and supporting broadband internet statewide.

“We want to ensure access to quality digital material for all New Mexicans,” she said.

The Palace Project, a nonprofit division of Lyrasis and partner with Digital Public Library of America, is a platform that supports public libraries by offering digital content, which, in turn, expands resources and knowledge. Its mission is to build a stronger relationship between public libraries and patrons and provide accessible use to thousands of available titles on one app.

“It’s 100% free and super easy to use,” Alderete said. “There was a group of librarians here at the State Library that curated the collection that we have access to, so we chose books that are popular; we chose books that are substantial to where we live.”

Both e-books and audiobooks are available through the service, and Alderete said the material “encompasses all reader levels in both Spanish and English.”

New Mexicans can download The Project Palace app, search for New Mexico State Library, then simply start reading.

The New York Times is slightly different. New Mexicans can gain access to the digital subscription through their local library, Bookmobile stop or through Books By Mail. The latter option is a delivery service offered by the New Mexico State Library for people who live in rural parts of the state and don’t live close to a library or Bookmobile stop.

Patrons can establish a New York Times account, contact their local library for the subscription access code – which changes daily, but once entered, the subscriber doesn’t need another code – and then peruse the paper’s content at your leisure.

New Mexicans will have unlimited access to every section of the paper, including op-eds and reviews, and the New York Times magazine. In addition, they can search for new recipes and guides in the cooking section, and visit the games section for the daily crossword, various brain teasers and society’s most recent standing obsession: Wordle.

Alderete explained that the renowned newspaper will provide residents with not only national news, but the entertainment aspect as well.

“Opening the world up a little bit to New Mexicans is part of the goal,” she said.

For more information on the processes to access both The Palace Project and the New York Times digital subscription, Alderete encourages patrons to visit or call their local library, or visit the New Mexico State Library’s website for additional guidance.

No matter where people live in the state, they now have a plethora of new content and knowledge available, and that helps both the public and the library system.

Alderete added, “If you have access and can walk into a library, there’s a wealth of information there, and that’s kind of how we can reach every New Mexican.”

Home » Bright Spot » Find out how to access both The Palace Project and New York Times

Insert Question Legislature form in Legis only stories




Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email yourstory@abqjournal.com

taboola desktop

ABQjournal can get you answers in all pages

 

Questions about the Legislature?
Albuquerque Journal can get you answers
Email addresses are used solely for verification and to speed the verification process for repeat questioners.
1
'House Gods' goes beyond materials and designs, and glimpses ...
Arts
Jim Kristofic spent five years researching ... Jim Kristofic spent five years researching and writing 'House Gods.' It is based on his interviews – and apprenticeships – ...
2
Filmmakers follow local ensemble Baracutanga as they travel to ...
Arts
The filmmakers will join the band ... The filmmakers will join the band in its journey back home to Bolivia and capture the trip in a feature-length documentary to share with ...
3
'La Cartonería Mexicana' celebrates more than 100 colorful pâpier ...
Arts
Santa Fe's Museum of International Folk ... Santa Fe's Museum of International Folk Art is showing 'La Cartonería Mexicana' through Nov. 3, 2024
4
Folk duo to deliver their blend of tales and ...
Arts
The folk duo Johanna Hongell-Darsee and ... The folk duo Johanna Hongell-Darsee and Scott Darsee will perform their blend of early traditional Scandinavian/Celtic ballads and tales at Santa Fe's First Presbyterian ...
5
Opera Southwest brings Rossini's comedic 'Le comte Ory' to ...
Arts
Opera Southwest will perform the composer's ... Opera Southwest will perform the composer's last comedy, 'Le comte Ory,' for three shows in February at the National Hispanic Cultural Center's Albuquerque Journal ...
6
Hip-hop artist Khalisol is just getting started after recent ...
Arts
New Mexico-based rapper continues to build ... New Mexico-based rapper continues to build brand, hopes to expand Southwest's footprint in music
7
Resist pruning roses now or they might suffer later
Arts
The kindest thing you can do ... The kindest thing you can do for roses right now will be to offer them water.
8
New interpretive ranger to explain the history, culture of ...
Arts
Interpretive rangers are responsible for interpreting ... Interpretive rangers are responsible for interpreting the history and culture of the sites through public programming and direct engagement.
9
Home improvement show, first responder cook-off highlight Rio Rancho ...
Arts
The Rio Rancho Events Center is ... The Rio Rancho Events Center is hosting The Rio Rancho Home Improvement Marketplace Show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, and from 10 ...