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New York Times Digital Access Setup Guide

If you are an Emory Law faculty or staff member or student, this guide will walk you through claiming your Emory NYTImes Academic Pass to gain access to New York Times digital content.

Emory University's NYTimes Academic Pass

All Emory Law faculty, staff, and students have digital access to the New York Times via Woodruff library's NYTimes Academic Pass program.  The program offers individual users digital access to the New York Times from any network or location for a limited period of time.  Passes must be renewed annually using Emory credentials.

Register for Emory's NYTimes Academic Pass

To Register for Digital and Mobile Access to the New York Times, please follow these steps: 

Step 1: Claim your Emory NYTimes Academic Pass at this address:

Step 2: Authenticate your Emory affiliation using your Emory NetID/Password.

Step 3: Click Create Account to set up an individual New York Times account (via Emory's NYT Digital Academic Pass program).  

  • You must use your email address, 
  • If you are not on campus, you may need to use Emory VPN to create an account,
  • If you are a student user, you must select your Graduation Year,
  • Once this step is complete, you will be able to download the app to any mobile device.

Step 4: Log in to your newly created account at this page:

Step 5: Start reading the New York Times!  

Once claimed, Emory NYTimes Academic Pass users can also log in directly on the website.

Renew Your NYTimes Academic Pass

NYTimes Academic Passes must be renewed annually.  If you are unable to access content you should otherwise have access to, your pass has likely expired.  To Renew your Emory NYTimes Academic Pass, follow these steps:

Step 1: From campus, or via Emory's VPN, visit the NYTimes renewal page here: and follow the instructions.  Your access will resume uninterrupted for another 52 weeks. 

Note:  If you receive an "Unauthorized Network Connection" error message, click the grey "Go to" box.  Once redirected, if you are able to access content and/or your account indicates you are a "Digital Subscriber," you have successfully renewed your account.  

Already have a Personal New York Times Account?

If you already have a personal account or subscription to the New York Times connected to your email address and would like access to content via Emory's NYTimes Academic Pass, please call NYT Customer Care at 800-591-9233 and ask them to (1) change the email address associated with that account to a non-Emory email address so you can claim your Academic Pass with your email address via the steps outlined above, and (2) cancel your personal account.  The New York Times limits subscriptions to one account per individual


1. What if I already have a personal New York Times account from a personal subscription?

  • The NYT only allows for one account per user; so, if you already have an account because of a personal subscription, you will need to log in with that account, or cancel the subscription to take advantage of the Emory access.

2. What if I have an existing personal subscription tied to my Emory email that I want to cancel in order to take advantage of Emory's free access?

  • Call NYTimes Customer Care at 800-591-9233.

3. Once I graduate, when will my account be turned off?

  • Emory Law alumni who graduated in the spring will continue to have access to Emory's NYTimes Academic Pass through December 31. The NYT is currently offering discounted subscription rates for recent grads if you subscribe before December 31. 

4. If I’m a faculty or staff member, when will my registration expire? 

  • Every 52 weeks after your initial registration, you will need to reauthenticate. When you experience hitting the paywall (e.g. articles are “locked”), you will need to make sure you are connected to the Emory network (either by logging in from on campus or by using the VPN from off-site) and going to this webpage to renew: Make sure you are logged in to the NYTimes website with your email and your existing NYTimes password. Your access will resume uninterrupted for another 52 weeks.

Guide Authorship and Currency

Originally published on July 11, 2019 by Abby Deese.

Last updated on May 15, 2024 by Allison Coffey.

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