The Financial Times is making FT.com available to public libraries worldwide for the first time. This new offer gives libraries the opportunity to serve users with premium business and financial content, as well as outstanding news, lifestyle and arts coverage. 

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Why is FT.com an essential product for public libraries?

  • Premium quality news and analysis free to view for all library users
  • Deep and broad range of content from key financial data to engaging arts and lifestyle sections
  • Drives digital usage for the library
  • Supports students, small businesses, and the general reader
  • The FT is one of the world’s most prestigious and respected publishers

“But I’ve already got the FT!” – think again:


The FT wants to broaden its audience, attracting readers from more diverse groups and empowering students, small business owners and entrepreneurs with trusted opinion and data. In particular, the FT wants to enable and encourage young people to learn more about the key events and trends in business and finance that shape our world.

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About the Financial Times

The Financial Times has been one of the world’s leading business intelligence providers and most trusted news organisations for over 130 years. We hold true to our values of integrity, authority and accuracy, reporting without fear or favour across the globe.

Get the world view

Understand the economic, political and social forces shaping world business with comprehensive global coverage of major world events and trends from our network of correspondents. Filter by region for detailed reporting and essential analysis on the economy and politics of the countries important to you.

Read beyond the expected with the Life & Arts section and FT Weekend content.

Life and Arts

From book reviews to travel and style features, there is something to suit all tastes. Lunch with the FTA weekly interview featuring everyone from film stars and politicians to tycoons and lifestyle gurus. 

House & Home

Exploring hot property, architecture and interiors from the international market with authority and humour.

FT Magazine

Powerful photography, evocative in-depth reporting and weekly columns on sport, food, wine and more.

Get up to speed with FT video, bringing you reporting and insight from across the FT, including the World in 60 seconds, Editor’s Choice, the global economy and more. 


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When you’re ready to start your free trial, send us an email or fill out our online form.

Read our Library Agreement and Terms of Service 2021 here.