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Washington Post Vassar Subscription


Access to the Washington Post is available through Vassar's institutional subscription. Follow these steps to activate your free subscription and enjoy unlimited access to The Washington Post online and on all apps.

Setting up a new account

1. Visit

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

4. Once you’ve been redirected to the home page, click on your name in the upper right-hand corner.

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

6. Click on the "My subscriptions" tab

7. Click Activate free digital access Your subscription is now active and ready for use.

Already have a subscription?

1. Visit

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

3. Click "My Account Settings." If the email associated with the account is not your Vassar email, you'll need to switch the address.

4. If asked, choose "Save" to disconnect access through your old email

4. Follow the prompts to have your new email address "Verified" 

4. Click on the "My subscriptions" tab

5. Click "Activate free digital access." Your subscription is now active and ready for use.

6. Click back to the "My Account Setting" tab to make sure there is only one "Way to sign in." If there is an active connection to an old account, you should disconnect it.

Smartphone/Mobile Apps

The Washington Post has mobile apps available from Google Play and the Apple App Store. Information about those and more options is available on its website:

FAQs and Troubleshooting

I keep having to log into with my email address and password each time I want to enter the site.  What can I do?

Some internet browser software provides for the user to enable "private browsing" or "incognito browsing." These settings inhibit the use of cookies and therefore the user would be prompted to log in each time they want to access the site. Eliminating these setting should resolve that problem. Another issue could be automatic cache clearing setup on your computer. This would eliminate the cookie requiring the user to log into the site if the cookie has been removed.

Are there other Washington Post resources available from the Vassar Libraries?

Yes!  A Journal Titles search will give you current information about our physical and digital holdings You can view full-page PDFs through Washington Post Historical File

Can I access the Washington Post from off-campus?

Yes! As long as you have registered using your Vassar email address, you should have access wherever you are.

Do Vassar alumni have access to the Washington Post via the Vassar subscription?

No, only current Vassar students, faculty and staff will have free access through our subscription.

  Setting up a new account