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New York Times Academic Pass


Setting up the NYT Academic Pass

Go to and click Sign Up Here.

Sign up with your UMass email address (You can't claim your pass if  your UMass email already exists in the system. Fixes are below).
 Retrieve the NYT confirmation email.

Your NYT Academic Pass is good for a year. When a year is up and your login fails, return to for a new confirmation email.  There's no need to change your password.

If you currently have a paid subscription using your UMass email

Cancel the account by calling NYT customer service.
Go to
Set up your new pass using your UMass email address and wait for email confirmation.

If you used your UMass email in a
defunct account

Go to  Change the email address associated with your old account.
Click LOG IN in the upper right, enter your email and password -- or click Forgot Password?
Click your email in the upper right, scroll down to My Account, and Change Email. For lapsed accounts, you don't have to use a real email.
Return to and register as above.

Our new subscription

All Academic Pass users have access to the New York Times from 1851 to present, plus all multimedia, and to the NYT smartphone app. There's no need to log in through the Library website. You can use your UMass email to log into directly from any computer or smartphone, anywhere. Your Academic Pass is good for a year at a time. To renew it, go to nytimes/passes

Back Issues and Searching
To get beyond the current day presented on, click the Search button at the top of the screen. Enter a broad search term.The next screen allows for much more specificity: limit by date, section, author and more. You can even remove your search term and specify a date to see all of that day's articles. Also be aware of the comprehensive print index to the New York Times, 1857-present.

To see backfiles of images, multimedia and articles in certain series, stay on,  scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the appropriate heading. 

Our passes limit you to  five articles a year between 1923 and 1980 because of the Libraries' preexisting subscription to ProQuest's  Historical New York Times , searchable pdf images of all pages, articles and advertising, free to the UMass community like all our databases.

Retirees, Emeriti
Anyone with a valid UMass email address can register for the Academic Pass.

Academic Pass includes smartphone access via apps available at Tablets are not supported.

Teaching and Learning
Times Topics, at the bottom of the front page, links to articles and multimedia on current issues. It's a great tool for classroom use. Check out Income Inequality, for example.

Other ideas for incorporating NYTimes into the curriculum are here.

For E-resource access help, email  For technical access questions, contact the New York Times site license support at

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