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HOW DO I? Request an Item the Library Doesn't Own
Add a Network Printer
Access Digital Newspapers (NY Times, Wall St. Journal, Waterbury Republican American)
Access the Papyrus
Download Audiobooks/eBooks
Find and Evaluate Websites
Find Primary Sources
Use Noodletools

The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library

How Do I?: Access Digital Newspapers

Access The New York Times

The Library subscribes to the digital edition of The New York Times that you can access on any device or computer!

Using your Taft email address, register for your free academic pass by clicking here:

NOTE: Once registered, you have unlimited access to all content on for one year. You will need to renew your registration every 12 months to maintain access by clicking on

For more information on passes, go to

Access the Wall Street Journal

The Wall St. Journal has recently changed their subscription policies for schools, and we are in the process of determining the feasibility of this new subscription model. The library will send out an email if and when we are able to come to an agreement for service. 

Access the Waterbury Republican-American

We have online access to Waterbury’s daily newspaper, Republican-American.

Many Republican-American articles are freely available online at, but if you come to an article with the message "You Need to be Logged in and have an Active Subscription", you may email Mr. Padgett or Ms. Taylor from your Taft email address for the Taft library account username and password.

NOTE: Because this is a community-wide account, please refrain from commenting on articles.

Access the Papyrus

Recent issues (2014-Present) can be accessed online at:

The Papyrus archive (1894-2012) can be accessed by authenticated Taft users via the Academic Drive for The Papyrus
*Note: All issues are PDFs and searchable using crti-F

Mac Instructions:

  1. With the Finder active, from the Go menu, click on Connect to Server...
  2. In the Connect to Server window that opens, type in smb://
  3. Click Connect
  4. In the authentication window that appears, enter your Taft network username and password. 
    username *ex. jsmith
  5. Click Connect.
  6. Select Academic Public Folder
  7. Select Taft Papyrus Folder.

Windows 7/8/10 Instructions:

  1. Do one of the following:
    1. Windows 7: Click Start. Right click on Computer and select Map Network Drive....
    2. Windows 8/10: On the Start screen, type the word computer. Right click on the Computer icon. Then click Map network drive.
    3. The Map Network Drive window will appear.
  2. Use the drop-down menu to select the drive letter you will be using. You can choose any drive letter you like that isn't already in use.
  3. In the Folder field, type in \\fs2.taftschool.orglacademic
  4. Check off "Reconnect at logon" and "Connect using different credentials".
  5. Click Finish.
  6. When prompted for you network password, enter your Taft network username and password in the following format. 
    taftschool\username *ex. taftschool\jsmith
  7. Click Ok.
  8. Select Academic Public Folder
  9. Select Taft Papyrus Folder.