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New York Times Group Pass for MCC: Home

The MCC Library is excited to announce online access to The New York Times for current MCC students, faculty and staff. A Group Pass allows you to set up a free online subscription that provides full access to and NYTimes mobile apps, as well as their international editions.

Access is included to The Times’s latest iPhone® app, NYT Now, with a selection of top stories handpicked by editors, and What We’re Reading, a new weekly guide to recommended reading on the web.

Activating Your Group Pass

To activate your Group Pass to

  1. Visit the set-up site:
  2. Create a free account. An email address is required.
  3. If you already have an account using your school email address, you may log in with those credentials.
  4. You have successfully claimed a Pass when you see the Start Your Access screen.
  5. Now you can enjoy seamless full access to, and NYT mobile apps just by logging into your account from any location for a full year.
  6. Download NYTimes. mobile apps at

Hint: Remain logged into your account to have seamless access to and our mobile apps for the duration of your Pass. How-To Video FAQ

Why use the Group Pass to read The New York Times online?
The New York Times requires a paid subscription for full access to its website, Visitors to the site who are not subscribers may only read up to 10 free articles per month. The Group Pass gives you access to all content on the site.

I already have a Times digital subscription, which gives me unlimited access to What should I do?
If you have an existing digital subscription, you are not eligible to activate a Group Pass. Please contact to discuss your options.

What are the restrictions?
Each day of their pass, users may access up to five free articles published between the years 1923 through 1980.  All Pass users have unlimited access to archived articles outside the 1923–1980 date range (e.g., 1851-1922, 1980-present).

Can I access The Times outside of my organization’s network?
Yes, as long as you have previously activated your Group Pass from within your organization’s network, e.g., its designated IP ranges.

Can I access The Times from my mobile device?
You can access and on any device with a browser. Mobile app access is determined by the organization providing the Group Pass access. Visit while connected to providing organization’s network to view your Pass benefits.

Why am I asked to log in on some occasions and not others?
This may be because your browser may clear its web cache/history if it is set to do so. In such cases you will need to log back into, but you can still use your Group Pass.

I still need help!
Please contact