Registering for a New York Times account

Answered By: Fiona Paterson
Last Updated: 16 May 2024 Views: 153

To access The New York Times you must first register and activate a digital pass:


  1. Go to
  2. Select ‘Create Account’ and enter your City email address, then follow the steps on the screen.
  3. Check your email inbox for a confirmation message from The New York Times. Click on the link in your confirmation message to validate your email address and claim your New York Times academic pass.
  4. You will be taken back to the academic pass page. Student will be selected automatically. Choose your graduation year and select 'Sign Up'.
    The New York Times academic pass sign up page
  5. You've now claimed your NYTimes pass. Select 'Get Started'. At this stage you can pick interests, sign up to newsletters and download the app if you wish. Features and settings can also be managed in the Account menu.
  6. Select 'Explore news' to read the New York Times.


Follow the steps as above but in Step 4 select 'Faculty/Staff'. Your pass will be active for one year, after which you will need to follow this process again to activate a new pass.

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