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Directions on how to activate the free Digital Subscription to The Washington Post provided by McFarlin Library.

The Washington Post

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McFarlin Library provides free Digital Subscription access to The Washington Post. Follow the steps below to activate your free subscription to enjoy unlimited access to The Washington Post online and on all apps.

(NOTE: If you already have a Washington Post account using your TU email address, sign in to it and proceed to step 5.)

Activate Your Digital Subscription to The Washington Post

Here's how to create your Washington Post account and enable your free Digital Subscription:

1. Visit The Washington Post website

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

Click on "Sign In"


3. Click on the "Sign up" link in the lower right hand corner to register a new account:

Click on "Sign Up"


4. Enter your TU email address and click "Next".

Enter your email address


5. Choose a password and click "Create account".

Choose a password and create your account


6. You'll now be redirected to the Washington Post website. Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner. This will result in a drop-down menu being displayed. Click "Account Settings".

Click on your name in the corner and select Account Settings from the drop-down


7. Make sure your email address is "Verified", if not, click “Unverified” to be sent a verification email.

8. Click on the "My subscriptions" tab.  Click "Activate free digital access".

Click on Activate Free Digital Access


Your subscription is now active and ready for use!

Your subscription is now set up!

Sign In Box

You may encounter a pop-up box like the one below or even banner ads.  Unfortunately, there is no ad free subscription access to remove banner ads when on a Site License such as McFarlin Library has. You can "X out" ads and you may just ignore buttons to Sign In or subscribe as subscription access is fully open as long as you're signed in to your account through the library.

box from Washington Post website

Click on the "X" in the right corner of the pop-up box (circled in red) to close this and other ads that pop up.