Online Access to the Wall Street Journal

Read Free with Your Library Card

The San José Public Library (SJPL) is pleased to announce that you can now access the Wall Street Journal from your home or other remote locations with your library card. This new service allows you to read the daily online edition of the newspaper including articles, images, opinion pages, and advertisements from from any device in any location that has internet access. You will also have access to 4 years of Wall Street Journal archives.

How to Access

Please do not share your sign-on credentials with any other person, whatsoever. Any violation of this clause will result in Dow Jones terminating access for San José Public Library.

  • Use SJPL's subscription link, then enter your library card number and PIN.
  • You will be taken to a page to create an account with a name, e-mail address and password. If you already have a Wall Street Journal account, you can sign in with that information.
  • Registering an email address with Wall Street Journal will opt you into receiving email marketing communications from Dow Jones. To opt out of this, uncheck the box next to "I would like to receive updates and special offers from Dow Jones and affiliates, including The Wall Street Journal. I can unsubscribe at any time."
  • You will have 72 hours of access to the Wall Street Journal.
  • After 72 hours, you can use the subscription link again for another 72 hours of access. Enter your library card number and PIN. Select "SIGN IN" and enter the e-mail address and password you set up originally.
  • When signing back in with your e-mail address and password, you may be prompted to verify your e-mail address. You can select "Continue to WSJ" to avoid e-mail verification.
  • Please be aware of the Dow Jones Privacy Notice if you choose to create a Wall Street Journal account.


If you have any questions about this or any of our other eResources, feel free to contact us. We are happy to answer any questions you have! You can also find help, tips, and links to other resources on our Online Resources pages — available 24/7.

This blog was written by Dana Lema.