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How to Use the New York Times Site License

This guide assists with using the NYT site license available through Suffolk University. Guide originally created by Loras College librarians.

How to Use the New York Times Site License

How To

Use the New York Times Site License

Using The New York Times Academic Site License

Step 1: Navigate to Log in with your SU network login and password.

Step 2: At the New York Times Pass site, click "Create Account"

Step 3: On the "Create your complimentary account" page, complete the "use your email" fields and click "Create Account".

You must use your email address.

See instructions below "If you have a Current Paid Subscription", if you have previously used your email address to register a paid NY Times account, and now would like to take advantage of the University sponsored access.

Step 4: Choose the radio button that represents your connection to Suffolk University.

Students will enter expected graduation year and an alternate email address, then click "Sign Up".

Faculty and Staff will simply click "Sign Up".

Other/Non-Academic is not currently in use at Suffolk.

Confirmation & Expiry: New York Times will confirm your account is activated on the next screen, and will display your renewal date. You also have the ability to set a calendar reminder on this page. Click "Get Started" to navigate to the NY Times homepage.

If you have an existing New York Times Account:

If you have previously registered your email address on The New York Times site, you will click "Log in here" below the Create Account button link for Step 2.

new york times login

If you have a Current Paid Subscription:

Anyone with a paid account using their address who wants to switch over, must first deactivate their subscription, and wait for their subscription to expire.  That will "free up" the email address.

To cancel an existing PAID subscription, contact New York Times Customer Care at: or 800-591-9233.

Once your email address is available, you may follow the steps above, but instead of clicking "Create Account" click the link below ("Already have an account?  Log in here") and login with your email address.


If you run into issues while trying to access the New York Times via the Suffolk site license please email us at You may also visit the NYT Help page, email their support at:, or call them at 800-753-7795.


Readers can take advantage of comprehensive news coverage plus the following features useful for research, instruction and entertainment:

  • Online archive (dating back to 1851) 

  • NYT in Education website (includes 16 discipline-specific areas of study, discussion prompts, learning outcomes, Instructional Strategies, and Co-Curricular Activities), register separately here with email  

  • Interactive media (graphics, charts, maps, polls, custom content) 

  • Video library (spanning all sections) 

  • Accessibility features and multi-lingual content (English, Spanish, and Chinese) 

  • NYT app for mobile devices 

  • NYT AR / VR / 360 content 

  • NYT “Watching,” NYT Cooking App and Podcasts (including the "Daily" podcast, “Caliphate,” and “Dear Sugars”) 

  • Newsletters (there are a variety of topics that you may subscribe to) 

  • Article history and Save options (across platforms) 


Academic Passes need to be renewed periodically from the date of initial registration, and the renewal period varies. Please note the expiry date at account setup, since you will not be notified that your access has expired. If you are seeing a message about hitting your limit of "free articles" while viewing the The New York Times online, it's probably time to renew.

From on-campus, visit to renew your account. Log in with the Suffolk University email address and password you used during the initial registration. Follow the on- screen instructions to complete the process.

Special thanks to Loras College Library for creating the original guide.

Unless otherwise noted, the content of this guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.