Getting Started with The Wall Street Journal

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The Wall Street Journal provides full, unlimited and free access to the latest in-depth business and finance news from   The Wall Street Journal online is available in English, Chinese and Japanese. The digital version of the print edition (e-replica) is also available. 

The Toronto Public Library's The Wall Street Journal online subscription also provides access to a four-year archive for article searches, access to WSJ videos and podcasts.  When accessing remotely, an account with is required.  Another benefit of the account is the ability to save articles and to sign up for newsletters.  

What you need

  • A valid Toronto Public Library card
  • A computer, phone or tablet with an internet connection
  • A account (for remote access) using a valid email address and password of your choice

The Wall Street Journal ( is a third-party service that is governed by its own privacy policy and practices, not the library's. We recommend that you consult their Subscriber Agreement and Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie Notice.

Accessing the Wall Street Journal on a library computer

  1. On any library computer, open any browser and go to and start reading.   No additional sign in steps are required. 

Accessing The Wall Street Journal on a personal device

To access The Wall Street Journal outside the library (or on the library's Wi-Fi), an account with must be created.  Customers who already have a account should create a new one to use for access through the library. 

  1. Open a browser and go to and search for Wall Street Journal.  Click on the title and then on the Access Online button. Enter your valid library card number and PIN. 
  2. On the Create Account page, enter your first and last name, your email and password.  Click in the checkbox next to "I agree to the Privacy Notice, Subscriber Agreement, Cookie Notice".  Click on the Create button. 
  3. The email address used to create the account will need to be verified.  Open the email account used and look for a verification email from WSJ.  If it does not arrive in a few minutes, a request to verify your email address will most likely appear the next time you sign in to WSJ.  The WSJ also sends a welcome email. 

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  4. You now have access to for 3 days.   After the pass has expired, sign in again through   Click on the Sign In button  and use the email address and password combination used to create your account during your first visit.  You may need to click on the checkbox to agree to the Privacy Notice, Subscriber Agreement and Cookie Notice again.

Please note: While there are two mobile apps in the app stores for The Wall Street Journal, they are not compatible with the public library edition of WSJ online at this time.  On a mobile device, access is available through a browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc.) .  The Journal's mobile site offers the same features and content as the apps.

Accessing the digital version of the print edition

Seven days worth of e-replica of the print edition are available. 

  1. Sign into using either of the methods above
  2. Click on Print Edition located just under the masthead
  3. Select the issue you wish to read

WSJ Print Edition

Searching for Articles

A basic article search will display content from the past 90 days, while an Advanced Search will display content from the past four years. 

  1. Click on the search icon in the upper right hand corner of the website, at the end of the list newspaper sections.
  2. Type in keywords to find news articles, information on companies, stock quotes, videos and more. 
  3. Open the Advanced Search to narrow search results by Author, Subject, Source (area of the website), to specify a date range or to expand the search up to four years.  

Saving Articles

  1. At the end of each article is the option to save the article.  Click on the Save button.
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  2. To find the article later, click on your name in the upper right hand corner of the website and select Saved Content from the list.

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Sharing Articles

There are several options for sharing articles with others, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Email.   Articles can also be printed. 

  1. If the options do not appear in a panel to the left of the title of an article, click on the Share button under the author's name to access the list.
    WSJ Share button

Subscribing to Newsletters

  1. After signing into your account, click on your name in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Select Email and Alerts
  3. Under Newsletters and Alerts, look through the list and move the slider to the right to subscribe. 

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