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New York TimesWellesley College has subscribed to the New York Times online. Access is free for currently-enrolled students, faculty, and staff but registration is required. You must be on campus to register; after registering you can access your New York Times account from anywhere.

How to Activate a Your Group Pass Account

  1. You must be connected to the campus network or be connected using VPN.
  2. Go to
  3. Create an account using your current email address.  If you already have an account using your current email address, you may log in with those credentials.
  4. When you see Start Your Access, the expiration time and date of your pass will appear.
  5. Go to and enjoy access from any location.
  6. Every 180 days, you will need to follow these steps to continue to have access.

Other Ways to Access the New York Times

Wellesley users have access to the New York Times through several other methods.


I get emails from the New York Times about special discounts. Do I need to reply?

No. You can delete those email messages.

What devices can I use to access

You can access your account from any web browser or smartphone app.

You cannot use your account with iPad or other tablet apps (although using your tablet's web browser will work.)

I am still receiving a message about reaching the limit of free articles.

Please see these instructions from the New York Times.

How long will my registration last?

Users must re-register every 180 days.

What content can I access?

The license gives Wellesley users access to nearly all New York Times online content. The only specific content that is not accessible is the crossword puzzle.

Additionally, access to archived articles within the date range 1923-1980 is limited. Please use New York Times Historical 1850-2010 for full historical access.

Can I share my login information with anyone?

No. Sharing your login with those who are not current faculty, faculty emeritae/i, staff, or students is a violation of the College's Acceptable Use Policy.