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New York Times Academic Pass Program: Home

The MCC Library is excited to announce online access to The New York Times for current MCC students, faculty and staff. A Academic 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.

Activating Your Group Pass

To activate your Academic Pass to

  1. Visit the set-up site:
  2. Create a free account. An email address is required. Please use your college email address.
  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 NY Times mobile apps just by logging into your account from any location for a full year (students) and 4 years (faculty and staff).
  6. When the year has passed, return to the group pass page (see links above) and click on the "Already have an account? Log in here »" link. You will then be granted another full year of access.
  7. Download New York Times mobile apps at

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

Why use an academic pass from MCC 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 5 free articles per month. The Academic 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 connected to your college email address, you need to cancel it before activating an Academic Pass. 

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). Passes do not include e-reader editions, Times Premier content or digital versions of The New York Times Crossword.

Can I access The Times outside of my organization’s network?
Yes, as long as you have previously activated your Academic 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 with the email address you used to sign up, but you can still use your Academic Pass.

How do I renew my pass when it expires?
Return to the NY Times Academic Pass Page. Once you get to this page, click on "Already have an account? Log in here" and enter the same email address and password you used to create the account. This will renew your account for 1 more year. The site gives you the option of setting a calendar reminder to renew.   

I still need help!
Please contact or visit the help page or ask an MCC librarian for help.