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The University Library provides access to NYTimes.comNew York Times mobile apps, and New York Times in Education to Santa Clara students, faculty, and staff.

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Creating an Account through the Library

Follow the instructions below to sign up for a New York Times Academic Pass, which provides complimentary access to and eligible NYT apps.

  • Visit
  • Under Find School... Search for and Select "Santa Clara University - Santa Clara, CA"

You will be redirected to the New York Times Academic Pass registration page.

  • If you don't already have a account: Click Create Account and complete the fields using your email account
    • If you already have an Existing Account and/or are renewing your Academic Pass: Click the Already have an account? Log in here >> link to log into your account
  • A verification email will be sent to the email address provided, you must verify your email by clicking the link in the email to complete the sign up process
  • After confirming your email address an Academic Pass will be added to your account enabling unlimited to access when logging into your account

NYT Mobile Apps

The NYT app is free to download and install. Visit the relevant App Store on your device to get access.

For additional assistance:



Please note that our subscription does not currently include access to premium apps, which includes the cooking and crossword apps. NYT apps are also not supported on all devices.

New York Times in Education

New York Times in Education provides resources for educators, including:

  • Discipline-specific areas of study
  • 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 articles, and real life teaching applications

Please note that access to the New York Times in Education requires a separate New York Times in Education account. Create an account using your email address at

Need Help?

If you are having trouble accessing the New York Times, please contact us for assistance.


Can I read The New York Times without registering for an account?
The New York Times requires a paid subscription for full access to its website If you do not have a subscription, you may only read up to 5 free articles per month. The New York Times subscription offered by the library gives you unlimited access to all content on the website with the exception of archived articles from 1923 to 1980. You may only access up to 5 articles per day for articles within the archived date range.

Can existing NYT digital subscribers register for the subscription provided by the Library?
If you have an existing digital subscription using your email address, you must cancel your current subscription to sign up for access to the library's subscription. We suggest changing the email address on your current account to something other than your email address before canceling. That will allow you to activate your SCU account 24 hours afterward. To cancel your existing subscription, please visit this link.

Can I access The New York Times from off-campus?
Yes, after you create an account, you may access from anywhere so long as you are logged in.

Can I access The New York Times from my mobile device?
Yes, you may access on any device (computer, smartphone, or tablet) with a browser or access to the NYT App.

What do I do if I don't receive a verification email?
Check your spam folder. If it is not there, it may have gotten caught by the school’s spam filter. Please send an email from your SCU email address to with the subject line: “Academic Pass - no verification email" for further assistance.

How do I renew my account after 364 days have passed?
See the Renewing Access tab for instructions on extending your NYTimes access once it has expired.