Last Updated: Sep 21, 2023     Views: 328

You will need your library card number and PIN/password to access the database. 

  • Go to BCPL's home page at
  • Select the Books and More tab.
  • Select Digital Library or Research Databases
  • Scroll down and select Washington Post from the list.
  • You should land on BCPL's Access the Washington Post page.  
  • Select the link, "Access from outside the library". 
  • You may be prompted to log into your library account. 
  • After entering your library account login information, you should land on a Washington Post login or create an account page. 
  • If you have not already created a Washington Post account, select the Create Account link and enter your name, email address and create a password.
  • If you already have a WP account and it's been more than 7 days since you logged in, then enter your email and you should be emailed a link to log in. 
  • If you don't get the email from the Washington Post, check your SPAM folder. 
  • If you want to use the WP mobile app, be sure to install and log in it after creating your WP account as outlined above.
  • After 7 days you will need to repeat the above process using a full web browser, you cannot do it in the mobile app. Once you have logged in using a web browser, wait a few minutes, then open the WP app and it should allow you access.