The Libraries’ basic subscription to the Washington Post can be accessed by going through the link from our Research Tools page, but users can also create a personal account that allows them to connect through the Washington Post app on their personal devices.

Activating Washington Post digital access

  1. Visit to sign-up with your email address in the first field provided. Do not use the other options (i.e. Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple)
  2. Once registered, click on your name in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Click “My Post”
  4. Click “Manage Account” in the upper right of the page (next to the gear icon).
  5. Make sure your email address is Verified, if not, click “Send verification email”. If your email address is verified, you will not see this prompt.
  6. Once verified, click over to the “Subscription & Billing” tab under the Manage Account option on the My Post page.
  7. Click “Activate free digital access”.
  8. When complete you will see a message that reads “Access provided by Lafayette.”
  9. You can now use your email address to sign into The Washington Post app on your personal devices and/or in a browser.

The Washington Post has also created a guide with screenshots to accompany the instructions above. To view this illustrated guide, please download the PDF.

If you have any trouble registering or connecting to your account, please contact a librarian.