Does Otis have a subscription to the Los Angeles Times?

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It's complicated. :-(

Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Times does not offer similar academic subscription access as the New York Times.

Otis has text-only access for articles published in the Los Angeles Times from 1997-today in eLibrary.

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There are several other places to search their articles, depending on the date.

  • The website only covers 1985-today plus a small selection of older articles.
  • You can access the newspaper online for free through two different databases in the Los Angeles Public Library. Both require an ecard:
    • Los Angeles Times (ProQuest) covers 1985-today
    • Los Angeles Times Historical Archives (ProQuest) covers 1881-1996
  • If you want to search the entire archive of from 1881-today, you need to go to It costs about $8/month.
    • You can access it for free if you go in person to the Los Angeles Public Library; the Westchester branch is 1 block away.



  • Last Updated Jun 10, 2022
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  • Answered By Heather Cleary

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