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New York Times: Access

Introduction to New York Times online and NYTineducation.

Breaking News!

Students and staff now have full access to and NYT mobile apps, thanks to our UWC Libraries shared subscription! covers a variety of topics with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. In addition, you will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters and set up personalized alerts. Your access to is available from any location, on or off campus.

Getting Started

To activate your Pass for access to, please follow these steps:

While on campus: visit

While off campus: visit  and scroll down to “New York Times” and click on the title link.  Click on the Login button in the top right corner and then choose create an account.

Follow the simple instructions, remembering to use your campus email when setting up your account.  We do NOT  recommend using your campus password for your NYT account.


Once activated, your Pass will provide access to from any location.


Returning users

Already claimed your pass?  Great!  Go here to access NYT content:


Q: I already have a paid subscription, how can I get access through the UWC Libraries subscription?

A: You must contact NYT at 1-800-591-9233 or 1-800-698‑4637 and ask that your current subscription be canceled before you will be able to activate your account under the UWC Libraries' subscription.

Q: Why can’t I log in?

A: You must first activate your account from UWC's network by using the link to create an account (see access instructions above if you are accessing from off campus).

Q: How do I reactivate my account? (staff may be required to do this at the beginning of each academic year)

A: Follow these directions:

1. Navigate to
2: Search for and click the listing for University of Wisconsin Colleges
3. On campus, click "here" off campus Click "Go". (Off campus patrons will also be required to login through our proxy.)
4: Click: Already have an account? Log in "here" link and login with your NYT username and password.

Q: Why am I asked to login on some occasions and not others?

A: Your browser cache or history may have cleared itself. Go to and log back in.

Q: Does the UWC Libraries NYT subscription have any restrictions?


  •  You must have a valid UW Colleges email address to register.
  • Our access does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords, Times Insider or The New York Times Crosswords apps. NYTimes apps are not supported on all devices.
  • Because of certain copyright restrictions, access to archived articles within the date range 1923-1980 is limited. Within this date range, you may only open 5 PDF articles per day.

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