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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 network login and password.

Step 2: At the pass site, click "Create Account" and complete fields. You must use your email address. (See below if you have an existing NYT account with your email address.)

Step 3: Verify your account (you will receive a confirmation email).*

 * The confirmation email may be routed to your spam folder. You must click the link in this email to complete the registration.

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.

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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 annually from the date of initial registration.  You will not be notified that your access has expired, but 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.  

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.    

You can also check what date your account is set to expire by visiting when logged into your account.  You will find an option to set a reminder to renew on your calendar.

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.