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New York Times

New York Times

Free online access to New York Times is available to all current Guilford College students, faculty, and staff! The Group Pass allows each Guilford student, faculty and staff member to claim an online subscription to the site. Please set up your account using the link below. Please note that you can register and renew your account remotely using this link, you are not required to be on campus. 

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To activate your account

Pass Activation & Log In Instructions

With Passes, you have full access to the extensive breaking news, world news, and multimedia of The New York Times without needing your own subscription.*

  • Enjoy full access to, and NYT mobile apps from any device.
  • Once activated from within your participating institution’s network, Passes can be used from any location until expiration.

To claim an Pass (New Users):

  • Visit this page
  • Create a free account (see screenshots) using your Guilford e-mail address or log in if you already have an account
  • Claim a "pass".






Why use the Pass to read The New York Times online?
The New York Times requires a paid subscription for full access to its website; unsubscribed visitors may only read up to 10 free articles per month. The Pass gives you unlimited access to all content on the site, except for a limited number of articles you can view from 1923 to 1980.

I already have a Times digital subscription, which gives me unlimited access to What should I do? 
If you have an existing digital subscription, you are not eligible to activate an Pass. Please contact to discuss your options.

What are the restrictions?
You need to be connected to your institution’s network to activate the Pass. At this time, access to articles from 1923 to 1980 is limited to five articles for the entire duration of your Pass.

Can I access The Times from off-campus?
Yes, as long as you have previously activated your Pass from within your institution’s network.

Can I access The Times from my mobile device?
All Passes provide full access to NYT apps; visit to download. Pass holders can also access and 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, but you can still use your Pass.