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NYTimes...for FREE!

You can get the digital edition of The New York Times for free! See this page to find out how.


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New for 2024!

You have free access to The New York Times news courtesy of Abell Library.

Your access includes The New York Times InEducation, which provides curated reading lists across several disciplines of study, such as English, Biology, Environmental Science, Leadership and more. It's a great resource for informing your studies and discussions!

If you haven't already, activate your free access today at (Refer to the instructions below.) Then, visit New York Times InEducation and start exploring! Group Pass Instructions

You are no longer required to be on campus to activate or manage your Group Pass. Please follow the instructions below to set up your access, regardless of where you are!


We are excited to provide the entire Austin College community FREE online access to The New York Times through the Group Pass. The Group Pass may be utilized by all students, faculty, and staff to effectively gain a digital subscription to The New York Times!

This service gives students, faculty, and staff full access to and the NYTimes mobile apps, as well as their international editions. Users will find a variety of topics covered with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. Convenient section lists and search tools make navigation simple. 

In addition, users can discover and share content on social networks, save articles, subscribe to email newsletters of areas of interest and receive news alerts, either on predefined topics or through a keyword search the user designates. 

Please follow the steps below to activate your Group Pass to Contact Andrew Smith with any questions or if you experience any problems activating your pass.

On Campus Directions

Ensure you are connected to the AC network, and visit this page. Once you reach the 'Welcome to the New York Times' screen, click 'Create Account' to begin. Then, proceed with steps 1-5 below.


Off Campus Directions

Visit this page, and follow the prompts to log in with your Austin College network ID and password (the same credentials you use for your email and workstation logins). Once you reach the 'Welcome to the New York Times' screen, click 'Create Account' to begin. (Note: pass activation may not function correctly if you are using a VPN.) Then, proceed with steps 1-5 below.


Steps 1 - 5 (All Users):

  1. When you see 'Create Your Complimentary Account,' use your Austin College email address and follow the prompts to set a password and select your user type. (Students will need to enter their anticipated graduation year.)
  2. Click 'Get Started,' then follow the prompts to customize your experience. You can also input your mobile phone number to receive a texted link to download the NYTimes app.
  3. Continue to begin reading in your web browser.
    • On Campus Users: you should see 'Account' in the upper right corner of the screen when logged in. If you navigate away from the page and come back, you may see 'Log In' instead; simply enter the credentials you created again to access your account.
    • Off Campus Users: you may not see 'Account' or 'Log In' in the upper right corner of the homepage screen; this is due to your authenticating via our proxy server. You are still logged in to your account, it just displays differently.
  4. You are now all set to enjoy seamless full access to, and the NYTimes mobile apps just by logging in to your account from any location, on or off campus.
  5. You can bookmark the site, or just visit the Databases page of our website and locate the New York Times (Current Edition) from the A-Z list of databases. Download the NYTimes mobile apps here

For further assistance, please reference the documents to the left. Your pass will be valid for at least one year. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch. Happy reading!

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