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New York Times Academic Pass


The University Libraries has partnered with the New York Times to provide currently-enrolled students with access to and mobile apps. Students may use their UNC email address to access New York Times content for 364 days from the date of activation. You may renew your account after expiration as long as the library as an active subscription to the New York Times Academic Pass. 

Setting up your account

Register at the New York Times website

For new and current users

  1. Enter your first and last name, PID, and UNC email address. Confirm that you are a current UNC Chapel Hill student and click on the “Sign Up” button. 
  2. This confirmation process may take up to a week. Once confirmed, you will receive a welcome email from New York Times. 
  3. If you do not receive the confirmation email within one week, please contact

For School of Law students

UNC School of Law students must use a different mechanism to sign up and should contact the Law Library for assistance.

Visit for mobile access and to download your free New York Times apps.

Additional New York Times resources

The UNC Library provides access to backfile articles in PDF format via New York Times Historical Newspaper. There is no daily limit to the number of articles you can download.

All UNC community members have access to The New York Times in Education, a collection of materials highlighting how The Times can be used to support curricular and extra-curricular learning. Sign up with your UNC email address. 

Information for Faculty and Staff

The Academic Pass is available only for currently-enrolled students. The New York Times offers a discounted academic rate for faculty and staff.

Access restrictions

Access does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords or The New York Times Crosswords apps. Pass users receive access to the New York Times archives, including five free articles from 1923 through 1980, per day; archive articles outside that date range are not subject to that limit. Digital access is available only during the time that our New York Times Site License is active.


Contact if you have access or registration issues.

Contact Suchi Mohanty ( if you have questions about UNC Chapel Hill's subscription to the New York Times Academic Pass.

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