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Digital Newspaper Subscriptions

Creating Your The Economist Account

The High Library's The Economist subscription allows current Etown students, faculty, and staff to access the paper's online edition, whether on or off-campus via a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Users will need to register to access content. Follow these steps to register for an account:

  • Enter your email (you must use your Etown email address to register) and create a password. Then enter your first and last name.
  • You will receive a verification email. Click on the "verify email" button in the body of the email.

  • Once your email is verified, you can then navigate to and sign in to start viewing content.

Convert an Existing Economist Account

If you previously registered an account with your Etown email address, you can still access an account via the library's subscription. You will need to log in to your existing The Economist account and update your email to a personal email address. This will free up your Etown email so you can use it for the library's subscription.

  • First go to and Sign in with the link in the upper right-hand corner of the page:

  • After signing in, go to My account -- Manage my account:

  • Edit your account information by going to My contact details -- Edit details:

Don't forget to save your changes!

If you have any questions or if you are still unable to create an account, please email