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New York Times Online

Guide for creating your NYTimes.com account

The New York Times

Mason Libraries provides Mason students, faculty, and staff with full and free online access to NYTimes.com and NYT mobile apps. Access includes the International, Spanish, and Chinese editions; breaking news articles; blogs; videos, and interactive features. Users can share and comment on articles, set up daily or weekly email alerts by topic or keyword, and save articles or links for later reading. Users are also encouraged to download the NYTimes app, which is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Create your NYTimes account with your Mason username and password. Once registered, you can access NYTimes.com directly from any location, around campus, the Commonwealth, the country or the world. Each NYTimes Pass confirms your Mason status for one year. If you previously claimed a Pass but it has stopped working, please claim another Pass by following the reactivate instructions.

Faculty are eligible for a New York Times inEducation account. New York Times inEducation provides curated content for a range of disciplines on how to incorporate news content from the New York Times into curricula.

Mason Libraries provide access to other current newspaper holdings, including the Financial Times’ FT.comDow Jones’ Factiva News Page, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Economist Online.

FAQs

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, and to the NYT mobile apps at NYTimes.com/mobile. Current registered visitors not connected to a pass may only read up to 10 free articles per month. The NYTimes.com Pass gives unlimited access to all content on the site, except for a limited number of articles you can view from 1923 to 1980.

What are the restrictions?

NYTimes.com Passes do not include e-reader editions or digital versions of The New York Times Crossword. NYT mobile apps are not supported on all devices. Access to archived articles from 1923 to 1980 is limited to five articles per 24 hour period. Other restrictions may apply.​

Can I access The Times from off-campus?

Yes, as long as you have previously activated your NYTimes.com Pass using the links in the "Creating Your NYTtimes.com Account" box to the left. 

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.