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New York Times

Access the New York Times Online

Breaking News!

Students and staff now have full access to and NYT mobile apps, thanks to our OSU Libraries shared subscription! covers a variety of topics with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. In addition, you will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters and set up personalized alerts. Your access to is available from any location, on or off campus.

Getting Started / Activate Your Pass

To activate your Pass for access to, please follow these steps:

Follow the simple instructions, remembering to use your campus email when setting up your account.  We do NOT  recommend using your campus password for your NYT account.

Once activated, your Pass will provide access to from any location. Annually, the NY Times will prompt you to renew your pass to the OSU Libraries subscription. 


Returning users

Already claimed your pass?  Great!  Go here to access NYT content:


Q: I already have a paid subscription, how can I get access through the OSU Libraries subscription?

A: You must contact NYT at 1-800-591-9233 or 1-800-698‑4637 and ask that your current subscription be canceled before you will be able to activate your account under the OSU Libraries' subscription.

Q: Why can’t I log in?

A: You must first activate your account from OSU's network by using the link to create an account (see access instructions above if you are accessing from off campus).

Q: How do I reactivate my account? (staff/faculty are required to reactivate their account / pass every 365 days)

A: Follow these directions:

1. Navigate to
2: Search for and click the listing for Oregon State University
3. If you are on campus, click "here"; if you are off campus Click Go.

Off campus, patrons will be required to login to your proxy.

4: Click "Already have an account? Log in here" link

Q: Why am I asked to login on some occasions and not others?

A: Your browser cache or history may have cleared itself. Go to and log back in.

Q: Does the OSU Libraries NYT subscription have any restrictions?


  •  You must have a valid Oregon State University email address to register.
  • Our access does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords, Times Insider or The New York Times Crosswords apps. NYTimes apps are not supported on all devices.
  • Because of certain copyright restrictions, access to archived articles within the date range 1923-1980 is limited. Within this date range, you may only open 5 PDF articles per day.