Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

WashingtonPost.com: Washington Post

Instructions for registering for AU-sponsored account on washingtonpost.com

Create a personal login for WashingtonPost.com

The library provides full access to all content on WashingtonPost.com. To access that content, users must register for an individual, sponsored account with their university email address.
** Students should use their @student.american.edu email address to register to ensure they receive confirmation emails. **

ONLY American University current students, faculty, and staff may register for WashingtonPost.com.

  1. Visit washingtonpost.com and click on 'Sign in' in the upper right-hand corner
  2. Enter your @american.edu email address in the field
  3. Click on the 'Sign up' link at the bottom to register a new account
    1. If you already have a washingtonpost.com account with your @american.edu or @student.american.edu email address, finish signing in and then go to step 5
  4. After clicking on the 'Sign up' link at the bottom:
    1. Enter your @american.edu or @student.american.edu email address, accept the terms and click 'Continue'
    2. Create a password then click 'Create account'
  5. Once you’ve been redirected to the home page, click on your name in the upper right-hand corner. This will result in the menu being displayed.
  6. Click 'Account Settings'
    1. Make sure your email address is Verified, If not, click 'Unverified" to be sent a  verification email.
  7. Click on the 'My subscriptions' tab (this will be in the dropdown menu on a mobile device)
    1. Click 'Activate free digital access'

Your subscription is now active.

Access Washington Post after registering

After you have registered for a WashingtonPost.com account and activated digital access:

  • Visit https://www.washingtonost.com
  • Sign in with your WashingtonPost.com credentials -- your @american.edu email address and the password you created

To view articles located in AU Library Search, log in to washingtonpost.com and search for the article title there.

What if I have questions about Washington Post access?

Please contact:

American University Library
Electronic Resources Management Unit
liberm@american.edu