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The Student Government Association (SGA) and the Rohrbach Library provide full complimentary access to NYTimes.com, New York Times mobile apps, and New York Times in Education to Kutztown University students, faculty, and staff.

Search for articles at NYTimes.com or browse archived papers by date at https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/browser/.

New York Times (NYTimes.com)

Pass Activation & Log In Instructions

With NYTimes.com Passes, you have full access to the extensive breaking news, world news, and multimedia of The New York Times without needing your own subscription.

  • Enjoy full access to NYTimes.com, INYT.com and NYT mobile apps from any device.
  • Once activated from within your participating institution’s network, NYTimes.com Passes can be used from any location until expiration.

To claim or renew a NYTimes.com Pass:

  • Visit this page 
  • Create a free NYTimes.com account (see screenshots) using your Kutztown e-mail address or If you need to renew your "NYT Pass" visit the link above, click on "Already have an account?" and login. This will renew your access for another year.
  • Claim a "pass".


  • You have successfully claimed a Pass when you see the Start Your Access screen.



  • Now you can have full access to NYTimes.com, INYT.com and NYT mobile apps just by logging into your NYTimes.com account:

  • Visit nytimes.com/mobile to download your free NYT apps.

Questions or need help?  Contact Bob Flatley, Electronic Resources Librarian, at flatley@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4168.


Why use the NYTimes.com Pass to read The New York Times online?
The New York Times requires a paid subscription for full access to its website NYTimes.com; unsubscribed visitors may only read up to 10 free articles per month. The NYTimes.com Pass gives you unlimited access to all content on the site, except for a limited number of articles you can view from 1923 to 1980.

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

What are the restrictions?
You need to be connected to your institution’s network to activate the NYTimes.com Pass. At this time, access to articles from 1923 to 1980 is limited to five articles per day.

Can I access The Times from off-campus?
Yes, as long as you have previously activated your NYTimes.com Pass from within your institution’s network.

Can I access The Times from my mobile device?
All NYTimes.com Passes provide full access to NYT apps; visit nytimes.com/mobile to download. Pass holders can also access NYTimes.com and INYT.com on any device (computer, smartphone, or tablet) with a browser. Mobile apps are supported by most devices.

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 NYTimes.com, but you can still use your NYTimes.com Pass.

Why am I getting a safety warning when trying to sign-up for the NYTimes using Chrome?

Chrome is flagging the library's NYTimes registration page as suspicious because the URL includes the text "nytimes.com" within the library's unique authenticated URL. A common phishing technique is to use a familiar link as part of a URL that directs the user to another website in an attempt to gain personal or financial information. The library's NYTimes registration page is safe and legitimate. You can bypass the Chrome warning by simply clicking on the Ignore button. You will then be directed to the registration page.

New York Times in Education

Access is also provided to New York Times in Education, which provides resources designed for Educators, such as:

  • Discipline-specific areas of study (more will follow)
  • General Instructional Strategies to promote student achievement
  • Co-Curricular Activities, including events, discussions, and contests
  • A library of curated content from influential educators around the world, recommended NYTimes.com articles, and real life teaching applications
  • Note: Access to the New York Times in Education site requires a separate New York Times in Education account. Create an account using your Kutztown e-mail address at 


Original guide developed by Jeremy Whitt at Pepperdine University Libraries.  Used with permission.