Answered By: Donna Skekel
Last Updated: Nov 09, 2022     Views: 5893

How can I access the New York Times Pass subscription?

Our NYTimes Group Pass provides users with full access to NYTimes.com and the NYTimes.com smartphone apps. This does not include e-reader editions, the iPad app, Premium Crosswords, or The New York Times Crosswords apps. NYTimes apps are not supported on all devices. Access to archived articles within the date range 1923-1980 is limited.

Once activated from within your school’s network using your Gettysburg College email address, a NYTimes.com Group Pass can be used from any location for the duration of your license period.

New Users

How to Activate a Pass

  1. Go to the New York Times in Education website.
  2. Search for Gettysburg College. You will be redirected to the NYT welcome page.
  3. Click the Create Account (blue button) and use your @gettysburg.edu email address when creating your account.
  4. Click the black Create Account button.

You’re ready to start accessing content at NYTimes.com!

Once you have activated the Group Pass, it should allow you full access until your expiration date (1 year from activation) with no further action on your part. However, if for any reason while on NYTimes.com you get a message that you are reaching the limit of free articles on the site, do the following:

Make sure you are logged in to the NYTimes.com account with which you activated your Group Pass. If you log out of your account or visit NYTimes.com on a device where you are not logged in, you can simply log in to your account to continue enjoying access.

Returning Users

How to Reactivate Your Expired Account

  1. Go to the New York Times in Education website.
  2. Search for Gettysburg College. You will be redirected to the NYT welcome page.
  3. Click "Already have an account? Log in here"
  4. Log in with existing NYT username / password.

Once completed, your digital access will be restored and you can navigate directly to nytimes.com from any web-enabled device.

Smartphone Apps

Your Group Pass includes access to The New York Times via the NYTimes smartphone apps. Download your free smartphone apps by visiting: http://www.nytimes.com/services/mobile/index.html

Group Pass FAQs

Why use the Group Pass to read The New York Times online?

The New York Times charges for full access to its digital edition, NYTimes.com. Visitors to the site are capped at viewing 10 articles each month before charges take effect. The Group Pass gives you unlimited access to all content on the site, with the exception of a limitation on the number of articles you can view from the archive period 1923-1980.

I already have a NYTimes.com digital subscription. What should I do?

If you have an existing paid NYTimes.com digital subscription, you are not eligible to activate a Group Pass. You should continue to access The Times via your own subscription.

Should I cancel my existing subscription to make use of the site license access?

The New York Times Academic Site License has some restrictions that your personal subscription does not have. At this time, access to articles from the date range 1923 to 1980 is limited is limited to 5 articles for the entire duration of your pass. The academic pass does not include e-reader editions, the iPad app, Premium Crosswords, or the New York Times Crosswords apps.

Can I access The Times off-campus?

Yes, as long as you have previously activated your Group Pass from the Gettysburg College campus. You cannot activate a Group Pass from a proxy server from an off-campus location.

Can I access the Times from my mobile device?

There are mobile apps for iPhone/iPad (IOS 11.0+), Android (OS 4.4+), and Windows (O.S. 8+) devices; these are included as part of the Group Pass. You can also access the NYTimes.com site on your smartphone or tablet running one of the above operating systems without the need to download an app.

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 to NYTimes.com, but you still have your Group Pass.

Do alumni have access?

No, only current students, faculty and staff are entitled to activate a Group Pass.

Are there other New York Times resources available on campus?

Musselman Library has historical access to the New York Times dating back to 1857. For more information please ask a librarian. 

I still need help!

If you are still experiencing problems, email ask@gettysburg.edu for more help.