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Register for Your Academic Pass

The Library & the Provost's Office are pleased that UWP has a subscription to the NY Times Academic Pass. Anyone with a valid UWP email address can sign up for free access to the site and smartphone apps.

Register for Your Free Academic Pass

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Create an Account” to register using your UWP email address
    Please note: If you already have a NY Times account (free or paid) tied to your UWP email, you will need to unlink your UWP email from that account before signing up for your Academic Pass (see Unlinking Your UWP Email Address for more details).
  3. The page asks for a password. This is a password you create. It is not a password the library has available. 
  4. You will receive a welcome email. You must click the confirmation link in the email to complete this process.

  5. Once your registration is complete, you can navigate directly to from any web-enabled device and log in.

Renewing Your Pass

Mobile Apps

  • Once you have created your login, download any NYT app from your device's app store and use the same NYT credentials for unlimited access.


  • Academic Passes do NOT include print copies, e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords, or the NY Times Crossword app.
  • Academic Passes offer unlimited access to articles published 1981-present. There are no daily limits.
  • Academic Passes offer limited access to articles from 1923 to 1980 (5 articles per day). However, the UWP Library has a separate subscription to the New York Times Archive (1851-2008), and there is no limit to accessing historical articles via that interface.

Canceling a Personal Subscription

If you have a personal subscription that includes features not available through the Academic Pass (see Restrictions), you may not want to cancel your subscription.

To cancel your personal subscription, call NY Times customer service at 1-800-NYTIMES or, if you subscribed through iTunes, follow these instructions. There may be other things you have to do, depending on the device you have been using to read the NY Times. If you had an annual subscription, you will receive a refund for the unused portion of the year. If you had a monthly subscription, you will not receive a refund for the month in which you cancel.

Unlinking Your UWP Email Address from an Existing NY Times Account

If you already have a NY Times account (free or paid) tied to your UWP email, you will need to unlink your UWP email from that account before signing up for your Academic Pass.

  1. Log in to
  2. Click on your username in the top right corner
  3. Select “My Account”; select "Change Email." Replace your UWP address with a non-UWP email address and save.
  4. You can now use your UWP email address to register for your Academic Pass by following the registration instructions above.

Please take advantage of this fantastic offer, and spread the word among your UWP colleagues! If you have questions, contact the Library at

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