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New York Times

Learn how to activate your unlimited access to the New York Times.


Berry College students, faculty, and staff have unlimited access to and the New York Times app. 

Getting Started

Activate an academic pass on campus or off campus!

Go to the activation link below and type in the school name. Then use your Berry email address to register.* Check your email for an activation message and follow the instructions to complete registration.

Upon successful account creation, you should be taken to a Start Your Access screen which will contain a note about your account's expiration date. Once this process is complete, you will be able to access The New York Times online without having to connect through the library's website -- simply access and its features directly, wherever you are, using the email and password that you just registered!

*See the FAQ below for information for current digital subscribers.

What Does Our License Include?

  • Everything contained in from 1851 to this second.
  • Times Machine - Interactive digital replica of The New York Times as it appeared in print from 1851 to 2002.
  • Race/Related Race related issues & current unrest in our communities.
  • Spanish & Chinese editions plus hundreds of articles published in other languages.
  • NYT App - Intuitive & customizable to each user. Download free NYTimes iOS or Android apps by visiting or your app store.
  • Immersive multimedia features such as the 1619 & Privacy Projects.
  • ADA Compliance - Videos are closed captioned & transcribed, font & audio increase, screen reader interface. 
  • - An interdisciplinary resource designed to help faculty incorporate into courses. (Requires a separate registration.)


What are the options for current digital subscribers?
You can either change the email address associated with your existing account to a non-Berry email or cancel your existing subscription before you can claim a pass. Then follow the instructions above, selecting "Already have an account? Log in here." Enter your Berry email and existing password. If you cancel your existing NYT subscription, any additional subscriptions (games, cooking) you have paid for that are not available through the Memorial Library license will remain associated with your account. Or, contact to discuss your options.

How long do passes last?
Student passes are valid through the graduation year you enter when you sign up. Faculty/staff passes are valid for 365 days and can be renewed by re-entering your email address at

Does the Memorial Library NYT subscription have any restrictions?
Our access does not include e-reader editions or premium content such as NYT Cooking, Premium Crosswords, Times Insider or The New York Times Crosswords apps.

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 read up to 5 free articles per month. Memorial Library also has text-only access to the Times via other databases that do not require registration - see Newspapers@Memorial Library for more information.

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